Washington Falls Ill

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March 27, 2012 | 7:36am EST

Denzel Washington handed hosting duties to Danny Glover at a New York gala after falling ill just hours before the event.
The Malcolm X star jetted in from Los Angeles to preside over the 100th anniversary bash of the Mount Vernon chapter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America on Saturday but called in Glover as a last-minute replacement after coming down with a mystery illness.

Glover took over as master of ceremonies and also presented an award to New York Senator Malcolm A. Smith.

Washington was a member of the youth organization while growing up in Mount Vernon.