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Alec Baldwin examined at hospital following 'misunderstanding,' according to rep

February 11, 2010 |  8:32 am

“30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin was briefly examined at a New York City hospital early Thursday after his daughter called 911 saying she feared he was going to take pills following an argument they had, according to reports.

Matthew Hiltzik, a spokesman for the actor, told The Times that Baldwin was at the hospital for less than an hour and called the incident “a misunderstanding on one person's part.”

“Alec was quickly released from the hospital, he's completely fine and is at work today,” Hiltzik said. “If there was any real issue or concern, he wouldn't have been released from the hospital so quickly.”

The Associated Press reported that Baldwin’s 14-year-old daughter with actress Kim Basinger called 911 early Thursday morning from his Central Park West apartment, citing a law enforcement official who declined to be identified.

The actor has had a fractious relationship with Basinger since their divorce, a situation he has said created tension with his daughter, Ireland. Two years ago, an angry voice mail he left her decrying her as a “rude, thoughtless little pig” was leaked to the media. He later apologized.

Baldwin is co-hosting the Academy Awards ceremony March 7 with actor Steve Martin.

-- Matea Gold