Ellen Barkin Rushed to Hospital After Choking on Her Food

Ellen Barkin
Ellen Barkin Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Scary scene on set. Ellen Barkin was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday, March 22, after choking on her food, TMZ reports.

The actress, 61, was on the L.A. set of her upcoming TNT show, Animal Kingdom, when the incident occurred. Her rep tells Gossip Cop that she's now doing "fine."

According to TMZ, Barkin panicked when a piece of her lunch went down the wrong pipe. She passed out and was admitted to a nearby hospital for tests. The mother of two was released and went back to work Wednesday morning.

Ellen Barkin and the cast of 'Animal Kingdom'
Ellen Barkin and the cast of 'Animal Kingdom' TNT

Barkin plays Janine 'Smurf' Cody, a conniving mom, on the series. The show depicts a broken family that's involved in brutal criminal activity.

"We’ve had our share of male villains," Barkin said of her new role at the 2016 TCAs in January. "Now let’s see some grown up bad girls."

The series also stars Scott Speedman, Daniella Alonso, Anna Belknap, Conrad Bluth, Yves Bright and Finn Cole.

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