Actor, comedian Tracy Morgan released from hospital after collapsing at Sundance Film Festival
Park City • Comedian who was affected by altitude had collapsed Sunday at Sundance.
Published: January 23, 2012 09:55AM
Updated: January 23, 2012 11:25PM
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Charles Sykes | Associated Press file photo In this March 26, 2011 file photo, actor and comedian Tracy Morgan appears onstage at the The Comedy Awards presented by Comedy Central in New York.

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan collapsed Sunday night and was taken to the Park City Medical Center.

Morgan was escorted from the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards ceremony Sunday night at the Sundance Film Festival.

The “30 Rock” star sought medical attention due to “a combination of exhaustion and altitude,” according to his publicist Lewis Kay.

Morgan was released from the hospital Monday. Morgan’ was “grateful” for the care he has received, Kay said.

Kay said hospital officials reported no drugs or alcohol were found in Morgan’s system, despite reports he was acting drunk at the ceremony.

“Any reports of Tracy consuming alcohol are 100 percent false,” Kay said.

Morgan suffers from diabetes and had a kidney transplant two years ago.

He had been tweeting from the hospital from his handle @RealTracyMorgan.

“Superman ran into a little kryptonite. The high altitude in Utah shook up this kid from Brooklyn,” he wrote. He also said he will be back at work, shooting “30 Rock” on Tuesday.

“Holla at me!” he requested to his Twitter followers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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