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Thomas Mikal Ford of ‘Martin’ fame is in the hospital and alive, Joy Pervis, a rep for the actor exclusively confirmed to HelloBeautiful.com.

Conflicting reports began circulating social media earlier today after sources reported Ford was on life support following a stomach aneurysm. Others reported he passed away.

Actor Anthony Anderson added fuel to the rumor mill when he tweeted,

“Thank you all for your prayers but we lost #TommyFord this morning. May GOD rest his soul and comfort his family!”

Anderson deleted that tweet then posted:

According to TMZ, Tommy “slipped into unconsciousness” during a post-op checkup for a recent knee replacement surgery. Ford’s wife told told TMZ, his health has been in decline since he was hospitalized on Sunday.

Replacing the knee dressing today. The wound looks good! I can't wait until the recovering process is over so I can GET BACK TO WORK DAWG!

A photo posted by In Loving Memory of Tommy Ford (@bigtommyford) on

Anderson apologized for his misinformed tweet in response to HelloBeautiful’s Editorial Director Allison McGevna.

Ford’s character on ‘Martin’ was most memorable for not having a job.

Tommy’s rep wouldn’t confirm his medical condition, but advised the family will be sending out a statement.

Our prayers are with Tommy and his family at this time. We will continue to update this story as more details come in.

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