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Michael Clarke Duncan rushed to hospital

Michael Clarke Duncan and Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth attend the premiere of "Act of Valor" on Feb. 13, 2012, in Hollywood, Calif. Getty

(CBS/AP) Academy Award nominee Michael Clarke Duncan was rushed to a hospital in Los Angeles, after suffering a heart attack early Friday morning.

Publicist Joy Fehily said in a brief email statement that the 54-year-old actor "suffered a myocardial infarction" early Friday.

She says his heart rate has stabilized and he's expected to make a full recovery.

Priscilla Clarke, a spokeswoman for Clarke's reality TV star girlfriend, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, had confirmed to Reuters on Friday that "The Green Mile" actor was being treated at the hospital.

Fehily wouldn't confirm a TMZ.com report that Stallworth discovered early Friday that Duncan had suffered a heart attack and was in cardiac arrest. She revived him with cardiopulmonary resuscitation before he was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital, according to the website.

Duncan, 54, was nominated for both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his breakout role in the 1999 prison drama "The Green Mile."

Known for his towering height and burly frame, Duncan stars in the FOX TV show" The Finder." He also has had roles in "Daredevil," "Sin City," and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."