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Tracy Morgan [Update]

Rushed to Hospital at Sundance

After Falling Unconscious

1/23/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Tracy Morgan
was rushed to a hospital moments ago at the Sundance Film Festival -- after the actor  fell unconscious at an award ceremony ... TMZ has learned.

Tracy was being honored at the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards in Park City, Utah -- and sources tell TMZ, he appeared extremely intoxicated during his award acceptance speech.

We're told Tracy was escorted out of the building soon after his speech -- and fell unconscious outside the building.

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Law enforcement sources tell us,  an ambulance was then dispatched to Tracy's location.

We're told Tracy was picked up and rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. Calls to Tracy's rep were not immediately returned.

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Amy Roberts, a spokeswoman for Park City Medical Center, tells TMZ no drugs or alcohol were found in Tracy's system upon medical evaluation.

Morgan's rep, Lewis Kay, also released a statement saying, "From a combination of exhaustion and altitude, Tracy is seeking medical attention."

Kay adds, "He is with his fiancée and grateful to the Park City Medical Center for their care. Any reports of Tracy consuming alcohol are 100% false."

9:50 AM PT: Tracy just tweeted, claiming the high altitude was responsible for his 911 emergency last night -- "Superman ran into a little kryptonite. The high altitude in Utah shook up this kid from Brooklyn."

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16.

Asessina    

Morgan is like alot of comedians that live hard. They pay hard.

921 days ago
17.

DeeDee    

Just goes to show going up into the mountains and then getting bombed off your ass is not a good idea. The atmosphere IS thinner up there and it KO'd his ass. Altitude sickness couldn't happen to a more deserving guy though

921 days ago
18.

Jim Kimmel    

666

921 days ago
19.

stereogirl    

Jumping to conclusions is fun and all, but whoever said that it could be diabetic shock is right. The guy's diabetic and for the longest time, didn't worry about it. His body's probably a mess. He just had the kidney transplant in 2010. It's possible this is health not drink or drug related.

921 days ago
20.

Fat Mike    

Hope he's okay. Watch him on Letterman, he's a very funny man.

Kevin Federline had a cardiac arrest today. Must be the season for it.

921 days ago
21.

Docdrew    

Definitely could be diabetes related. If his blood sugar became dangerously high or low (more likely it was very high which is more likely to acutely happen in a type 2 diabetic like Tracy), he would appear drunk and be slurring his speech. Also passing out unconscious out of the blue fits the diabetes story much better from a medical perspective

921 days ago
22.

Van    

Park City is high altitude. A little bit of alcohol under those conditions can set off a serious chain of events including cerebral edema. Get him down to sea level and he will improve.

921 days ago
23.

msfaye    

he could have went into a diabetic coma. one of the signs that the blood sugar is out of control is that the person appears to be intoxicated. if this guy passed out he could have a blood sugar over 1000. i don't know who he is but the stuff you people say about him is really nasty. you act like you know him personally.

921 days ago
24.

Sweetie    

Slurred speech could be sign of a stroke too thou?

921 days ago
25.

TooHigh    

Altitude. It doesn't take too long to realize that -- if you're from sea-level -- that you're a fish-outa-water for a couple days after arriving in Utah. Add a beer or two to an out-of-shape physique and you're done.

921 days ago
26.

Jodi    

Probably alcohol poisoning.

921 days ago
27.

DeeDee    

It's too bad that medical info is private. They can spin anything they want and no one has any way of proving otherwise. I'm SURE alcohol and/or drugs had NOTHING to do with his latest episode. Personally I don't think he holds his intoxicants well at all. Combine that with his "personality" and well we all see the train wreck coming. The question is when's it gonna hit.

921 days ago
28.

Freon    

He just had too much gay sex. Don't worry, he'll be back on his knees in no time.

921 days ago
29.

Holly    

He's a horrible sexist turd. I can't stand him.

921 days ago
30.

Dan Frederiksen    

Dave Chapelle is thinking too many black comedians are dropping : )

920 days ago
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