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Sundance: Tracy Morgan 'much better,' says director

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Jacob Hutchings

Tracy Morgan is “doing much better” after collapsing last night at the Sundance Film Festival, the co-director of Morgan’s film Predisposed tells EW. While visiting the EW photo and digital studio today in Park City, Utah, to promote his film, filmmaker Ron Nyswaner said that the 30 Rock star passed out while at the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards due to “altitude sickness combined with his diabetes.” Nyswaner had spoken with Morgan earlier today, and says he is due to check out of the hospital shortly. “It was really frightening last night when it was happening,” added Nyswaner. “But Tracy is so beloved that he was taken care of by a lot of people.”

Morgan stars as a drug dealer in the family comedy, which also features Jesse Eisenberg as a pianist and Melissa Leo as his drug addict mother. The film, which was scripted and directed by Nyswaner and Phil Dorling, is due to premiere at the festival this Friday.

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