Comedian Jerry Lewis was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday night after collapsing before a Friars Club event in New York City.
The 86-year-old entertainer collapsed before he arrived at the Waldorf Astoria hotel, where he was supposed to receive a special honor and present Tom Cruise with the Friars Club Entertainment Icon Award at a gala event on Tuesday. According to a source at the Friars Club, Lewis did not arrive at the event; the comedian, who has Type 1 diabetes, had collapsed due to low blood sugar and was taken to a Manhattan hospital for treatment. He was reportedly released from the hospital later that night and rested at a nearby hotel.
Upon accepting his award without Lewis, Cruise said to the event attendees, “I am sorry Jerry couldn’t be here tonight, but I know he is going to be fine.”
A rep for Lewis could not be reached for comment.