Ellen Barkin “Fine” After Choking On Food And Passing Out

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By Shari Weiss


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Ellen Barkin is “fine” after choking on food and passing out, her rep tells Gossip Cop.

The scary incident took place on Tuesday, while Barkin was having lunch on the set of her new TNT show “Animal Kingdom.” It’s unclear what she was eating at the time, but the food went down the wrong pipe and became lodged in her throat. After showing signs of distress, Barkin lost consciousness.

She was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital, where she received medical treatment and underwent tests. She was ultimately released on Tuesday night. While Barkin’s rep understandably declined to reveal the nitty-gritty of how the stuck food was removed, we’re told, “Suffice it to say, she is fine.” In fact, the actress will be back on set today, Gossip Cop has learned.

Barkin has been shooting “Animal Kingdom” in the Los Angeles area. The upcoming series is inspired by the critically-acclaimed 2010 Australian movie of the same name. Jacki Weaver received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her role as Janine “Smurf” Cody, the matriarchal head of a crime family.

Barkin is now taking over the part for the 10-episode TV adaptation. She’s joined by Scott Speedman and Shawn Hatosy. The show is expected to premiere later this year.

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