Jerry Lewis Hospitalized After Collapsing In New York City

STUDIO CITY (CBS) — Entertainer Jerry Lewis was rushed to a hospital in New York City Tuesday night.

Lewis, 86, collapsed at an event honoring Tom Cruise, according to the New York Post.

Lewis, who is expected to be released from the hospital Wednesday, was busy throughout the day and simply forgot to eat or drink, which caused his blood sugar to take a dive, according to his publicist.

He was set to give the Friar’s Club Entertainment Icon Award to Cruise, who said he was sorry Lewis wasn’t able to be there, but that he was sure the comedian would be alright.

Cruise became the fourth actor to receive the club’s highest honor, which was also given to actors Douglas Fairbanks, Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra.

Lewis, who has suffered a variety of health problems in past decades, ended his 45-year run as MDA Telethon host in 2011.


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