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Tracy Morgan hospitalized after collapsing at Sundance [Video]

January 23, 2012 | 10:28 am
Tracy Morgan was hospitalized Sunday night after collapsing at the Sundance Film Festival

This post has been updated. See the note below for details.

Tracy Morgan's medical problems still aren't over, it seems, after the "30 Rock" star collapsed following an awards ceremony during the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday night.

Morgan, who has a diabetic condition and underwent a kidney transplant in 2010, was escorted to Park City Medical Center after losing consciousness at the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards, according to officials in Park City, Utah.

But before tongues started wagging (too late, they already have) Morgan's publicist, Lewis Kay, wanted to be clear that drugs and alcohol played no factor in the star's collapse. Despite TMZ reports that Morgan appeared intoxicated at the awards, Kay said in a statement to the media that "exhaustion and altitude" were to blame.

This year's Sundance Film Festival has been a particularly tough one from a medical standpoint. Bingham Ray, San Francisco Film Society executive director and noted player in the world of indie film, was sent to a Provo hospital late last week after suffering two strokes at the festival.

[Updated, 1:30 p.m. Jan. 23: Ray has died, the Sundance Institute announced Monday. He was 57.

"On behalf of the independent film community here in Park City for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and elsewhere, we offer our support and condolences to his family," the institute said in a statement.]

CNN filmed Morgan on the red carpet immediately before the awards ceremony and passed along reports from eyewitnesses who said the comedian appeared injured or sick even before the show. (Footage of the photo op, including Morgan's comment that the media area was "crazy," is below).


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The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.

Photo: Tracy Morgan with actor James Marsden in Park City, Utah, on Sunday night. Frazer Harrison / Getty Images