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    >>> months.

    >>> alec baldwin 's agent says the actor is back at work today after being rushed to the hospital last night in new york city . our local station in new york, wnbc, is reporting that a relative believed to be baldwin's 14-year-old daughter, ireland , called police last night from their apartment and indicated baldwin had suffered a drug overdose . courtney hayesliff joins us now. do we know what happened?

    >> according to a law enforcement official that spoke to the associated press, that call was placed around 12:10 a.m . last night, and it was from daughter, ireland . if you recall, he's had a contentious relationship with his daughter, ireland . i'm sure you remember that voice mail that was leaked some years ago that really did, i know for a fact, bring a lot of distress to alec baldwin . he apologized for it profusely. but back to last night, the daughter called saying that he had threatened to take some pills. now, alec baldwin was then taken to the hospital. he was there only about an hour. nothing really happened. there was no huge illness. he wasn't in any sort of dire condition. released. and his publicist says he'll be back at work today. and it was the misunderstanding on the part of one person.

    >> courtney , does that mean that he did not take any pills or just that what he took was misunderstood by his daughter?

    >> i believe it to be the latter. i haven't heard personally from alec baldwin or any member of his family who could say exactly what it was that he might or might not have taken. but if you go into the hospital for just an hour, i don't know anyone who can get in and out of an emergency room in new york city in under an hour. so i think it does stand to reason that it was a misunderstanding or just that something very innocuous to say the least, but he'll be back at work today, says his publicist, and everything seems to be fine. but, you know, just another chapter in these celebrities who the second something happens in their personal life , it really does get out to the world.

    >> msnbc's courtney hazeliff, thanks for the update.

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updated 2/11/2010 8:40:36 AM ET 2010-02-11T13:40:36

Alec Baldwin, a star of NBC’s “30 Rock,” was examined Thursday at a hospital after his daughter called 911 saying he had threatened to take pills after they argued, a law enforcement official said.

Baldwin’s daughter called 911 at around 12:10 a.m. from his Central Park West apartment, according to the official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t authorized to speak publicly.

“This was a misunderstanding on one person’s part. Alec was quickly released from the hospital; he’s completely fine and will be at work today,” the 51-year-old actor’s spokesman, Matthew Hiltzik, said in a statement.

In 2008, Baldwin blamed a bitter custody battle with ex-wife Kim Basinger in part for the anger and frustration he was feeling when he berated their daughter in a phone message leaked earlier to the media.

Slideshow: Celebrity Sightings In the message, Baldwin called Ireland, now 14, a “rude, thoughtless little pig.” He was apparently upset that she had missed his phone call. Baldwin said he apologized to Ireland. He said the message was wrong and “horrified” him.

In his book, “A Promise to Ourselves,” Baldwin railed against the family court system in Los Angeles, offered advice based on his own experience with divorce litigation and talked about how one parent can turn a child against another parent.

Evelyn Karamanos, Basinger’s publicist in California, didn’t immediately return a call from the AP requesting comment.

On March 7, Baldwin and Steve Martin will co-host the 82nd Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.

In September, Baldwin won his second straight Emmy Award as lead actor in a comedy for “30 Rock.” Last month, he and “30 Rock” co-star Tina Fey won the Screen Actors Guild Award for best acting in a comedy series and he won a Golden Globe Award for best actor in a TV series, comedy or musical.

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