Stephen Baldwin has reassured fans of his brother Alec, insisting the star is feeling "great" after his early morning dash to hospital on Thursday.

Paramedics transported Alec Baldwin to a New York hospital after receiving a 911 call, believed to have been made by his 14-year-old daughter Ireland, from his Manhattan apartment.

He was released after a brief check-up and his representative subsequently insisted the hospital visit had been one big "misunderstanding", amid rumors the actor had been intoxicated.

In a statement released on Thursday, Baldwin's spokesman, Matthew Hiltzik, said, "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."

Hiltzik added that "absolutely no drugs or alcohol" were involved in the incident.

Now born-again Christian Stephen has spoken out to further dismiss fears for his older brother's health. Describing the hospital admission as a "miscommunication", he tells U.S. news show Extra, "He's great. Everything's fine... There was nothing weird, nothing stupid."

Ireland is Alec Baldwin's daughter with ex-wife Kim Basinger.




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