Tracy Morgan is currently being hospitalized at the Park City Medical Center in Utah after he collapsed at a Sundance Film Festival event on Sunday night.
Morgan's rep tells Us Weekly, "From a combination of exhaustion and altitude Tracy is seeking medical attention. He is with his fiancee [Megan Wallover] and is grateful to the Park City Medical Center for their care. Any reports of Tracy consuming alcohol are 100 percent false."
Morgan was accepting an award at the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards, and shortly after giving his speech, he collapsed and was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. Morgan suffers from diabetes, and despite reports that he was intoxicated at the event, it seems like he just needed a little bit of R&R!
Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan went on a veritable apology tour after getting backlash for comments he made about gay people during a Nashville stand-up show earlier this month. Now, fresh off the scandal, he's under fire again.
Morgan had his first show since the incident in New York on Saturday, where he told the crowd:
"Don't ever mess with women who have retarded kids. Them young retarded males is strong. They're strong like chimps."
Morgan then did a bit about hooking up with a women he called "a cripple" -- she had a dialysis machine and a prosthetic arm.
The Arc, a nonprofit advocacy group serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is now demanding an apology.
In case you missed it, read what Morgan said at the Nashville show that first sparked controversy after the jump.
Thursday morning 30 Rock's Tracy Morgan issued an apology for his anti-gay rant , but gay rights organization GLAAD is saying the "I'm sorry" is not enough.
Said GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios:
â€œJokes that make light of violence directed at gay and lesbian youth arenâ€™t only offensive, they put our kids in harmâ€™s way. Tracy Morgan must not only apologize, but assure us that this wonâ€™t happen again and send a clear message to Americans that anti-gay violence is no joke.â€
Morgan said in a written statement:
â€œI want to apologize to my fans and the gay & lesbian community ... Iâ€™m not a hateful person and donâ€™t condone any kind of violence against others. ... even in a comedy club this clearly went too far and was not funny in any context."
GLAAD said it has reached out to Morgan in hopes of arranging a meeting with him and family members of those who have lost children to anti-gay violence. "If Tracy Morgan is sincere, he should take us up on meeting these families," Barrios said. "Perhaps by hearing their stories, he will learn that while we all love humor, this is no laughing matter.â€
See Tracy's original anti-gay comments after the jump. What do you think? Is his "I'm sorry" enough?
Comedian Tracy Morgan is all over the headlines after making what many found to be very un-funny comments at a show in Nashville.
A gay man who attended Tracy Morgan's stand-up comedy show in Nashville last week wrote a Facebook post that has quickly captured national attention. The post claims the comedian launched into a hateful, anti-gay tirade during his set. The man says:
"... Mr. Morgan took it upon himself to mention about how he feels all this gay shit was crazy ... gay is a choice, and the reason he knows this is exactly because 'God don't make no mistakes' ... He said that there is no way a woman could love and have sexual desire for another woman, that's just a woman pretending because she hates a f--king man. He took time to visit the bull**** of this bullying stuff and informed us that the gays needed to quit being pussies and not be whining about something as insignificant as bullying."
Now, the 30 Rock star has issued an apology, saying:
"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. ... Iâ€™m not a hateful person and donâ€™t condone any kind of violence against others. ... While I am an equal opportunity jokester, and my friends know what is in my heart, even in a comedy club this clearly went too far and was not funny in any context.â€
Morgan also allegedly said that "gay was something kids learn from the media and programming." The post continued:
"He said if his son that was gay he better come home and talk to him like a man and not [he mimicked a gay, high pitched voice] or he would pull out a knife and stab that little N (one word I refuse to use) to death. ... Tracy then said he didn't f--king care if he pissed off some gays, because if they can take a f--king d-ck up their a--... they can take a f--king joke."
The man pointed out that "none of this rant was a joke. His entire demeanor changed during that portion of the night. He was truly filled with some hate towards us."
Tracy Morgan (wearing Eddie Murphy's Delirious red leather suit) along with Bruce Willis, wife Emma Hemming and the film's Seann William Scott, attended the New York premiere of the film that's either gonna be totes hilar or totes hellacious, Cop Out.
But they weren't the biggest stars at the premiere: "Too fat to fly" Kevin Smith, the film's director, also attended the big premiere in NYC, probably on his free flights for life "I'm sorry" ticket from Southwest.