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Wednesday
Jun132012

Jerry Lewis Rushed to the Hospital

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Comedian Jerry Lewis was rushed to a New York hospital Tuesday night after collapsing due to low blood sugar, according to the New York Post. The 86-year-old funnyman was scheduled to receive an award at the Friars Club Tuesday night and present the top honor to Tom Cruise.

After Lewis collapsed at the Waldorf Astoria, guests waiting at the Friars Club gala were informed that he would no longer be accepting the Applause Award or present Cruise with the Entertainment Icon Award.

Still, the 49-year-old Mission Impossible star was presented with the prestigious award by his Jerry Maguire co-star, Cuba Gooding Jr., and NBC’s Matt Lauer.

“I am sorry Jerry couldn’t be here tonight,” Cruise said during his acceptance speech, “but I know he is going to be fine.”

Reps for Lewis released a statement Wednesday saying, "Jerry Lewis was so sorry to miss the Icon Award presentation to Tom Cruise last night, but is feeling much better today and is back at his hotel, and thanks everyone for their good wishes."

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