Comedian Jerry Lewis Hospitalized For Blood Sugar Dive

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Actor Jerry Lewis speaks during 'The Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis' panel during the Encore portion of the 2011 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 29, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Actor Jerry Lewis speaks during ‘The Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis’ panel during the Encore portion of the 2011 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 29, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A publicist for Jerry Lewis says the comedian is OK after being hospitalized in New York overnight.

The 86-year-old Lewis had a health scare Tuesday night just before he was scheduled to receive an award and present another to Tom Cruise at the Friars Club Entertainment Icon Awards.

Publicist Candi Cazau in Las Vegas says colleagues have told her Lewis is fine. She says he is very busy and simply forgot to eat or drink and his blood sugar level took a dive.

She says she doesn’t know if he collapsed, but he became weak and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Besides the Friars event, Cazau says Lewis is beginning three weeks of directing rehearsals for a new musical based on Lewis’ 1963 film “The Nutty Professor.”

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