“Thirty Rock’s” Tracy Morgan was rushed to a hospital last night after delivering an incoherent acceptance speech and promptly passing out at the Sundance Film Festival. TMZ says:
Tracy was being honored at the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards in Park City, Utah — and sources [say] he appeared extremely intoxicated during his award acceptance speech.
Tracy was escorted out of the building soon after his speech and fell unconscious outside the building.
But as unlikely as it sounds, it turns out he wasn’t drunk, but suffering from “altitude sickness.” No, seriously. TMZ says:
A spokeswoman for Park City Medical Center [said] no drugs or alcohol were found in Tracy’s system upon medical evaluation.
Morgan’s rep also released a statement saying, “From a combination of exhaustion and altitude, Tracy [sought] medical attention. Any reports of Tracy consuming alcohol are 100% false.”
We don’t know what happened, so I can only speculate, but I have a feeling his black out was triggered by Steven Tyler’s rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at last night’s AFC championship game. The timing just adds up too perfectly for it to have been a coincidence.