Baldwin’s daughter tells police actor threatened to take pills

EMMY-WINNING actor Alec Baldwin, a star of NBC’s 30 Rock, was examined yesterday at a hospital after his daughter called 911, a law enforcement official said.

After an argument, Baldwin’s daughter called 911 at about 12.10am from his Central Park West apartment and said he had threatened to take pills, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

“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 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, Ireland, in a phone message leaked earlier to the media.

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 apologised 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.

In September, Baldwin won his second straight Emmy as lead actor in a comedy for 30 Rock.


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