*Tracy Morgan is making light of his hospitalization at Utah’s Sundance Film Festival and confirmed he would be returning to work shooting “30 Rock” on Tuesday (Jan. 24).
As previously reported, the comic was taken to the Park City Medical Center after collapsing at an awards ceremony at the festival, according to reports.
Morgan was being honored by the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards when he collapsed. In a video since emerging online, the comedian looks uncomfortable on the red-carpet. His rep Lewis Kay claims Morgan collapse because of Park City’s high altitude (Utah’s elevation is around 7,000 feet), and that “exhaustion” was the reason for the hospitalization.
Tweeting on Monday, Tracy joked with followers, “Superman ran into a little kryptonite. The high altitude in Utah shook up this kid from Brooklyn.” He went on to thank the hospital staff for their efforts.
A rep for the hospital had previously dismissed reports by TMZ.com that the actor appeared drunk while attending the awards ceremony, saying, “He is with his fiancée and grateful to the Park City Medical Center for their care. Any reports of Tracy consuming alcohol are 100% false.”
Morgan was escorted out of the building following his acceptance speech, where he fell unconscious and was rushed to hospital.
The 43-year-old has a history of medical issues – he suffers from diabetes and underwent a kidney transplant two years ago.