Michael Clarke Duncan Recovering from a Heart Attack

Michael Clarke Duncan Recovering from a Heart Attack
Omarosa Manigault and Michael Clarke Duncan
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updated 07/13/2012 at 02:00 PM EDT

originally published 07/13/2012 02:25PM

Michael Clarke Duncan had a health scare on Friday morning.

The actor, 54, best known for playing John Coffey in the 1999 Tom Hanks hit The Green Mile, was rushed to the hospital for a heart attack, his spokesperson confirms to PEOPLE.

"According to doctors, Duncan suffered a myocardial infarction," his rep says. "He is now stable and we look forward to his full recovery."

According to TMZ, Duncan's girlfriend, The Apprentice contestant Omarosa Stallworth, discovered him in a state of cardiac arrest, performed CPR and was able to resuscitate the actor.

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