Comedian and 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan collapsed at the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards held at Sundance and was taken to a Park City hospital on Sunday. TMZ reported Morgan appeared “heavily intoxicated” during a speech as he accepted an award at the event, but his publicist said no alcohol was in his system. Morgan is diabetic and had a kidney transplant in 2010.
Last year, the comedian made headlines for anti-gay comments at a show in Nashville, for which he has since apologized.
During the set, he called homosexuality “inherently bullshit,” and said, “Gays need to quit being pussies and not be whining about something as insignificant as bullying,” and said if his son were gay, he’d better tell him to his face and “better talk to me like a man and not in a gay voice or I’ll pull out a knife and stab that little n**ger to death.”
Morgan apologized a week later in a statement to Gossip Cop.
“I want to apologize to my fans and the gay & lesbian community for my choice of words at my recent stand-up act in Nashville,” Morgan wrote. “I’m not a hateful person and don’t condone any kind of violence against others.”
Hospital officials are not releasing information on Morgan’s status. His publicist says the actor suffered from exhaustion and the altitude.