Hollywood star Matt Damon's girlfriend Luciana Barroso was rushed to a New York City hospital on Sunday (28AUG05), after she was struck down with food poisoning.

The pretty Floridian is currently staying with her boyfriend of 16 months (begsAPR04) in New York as he films THE GOOD SHEPHERD with Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin and Angelina Jolie.

On Sunday, Damon was seen comforting an ailing Barroso as she sought treatment at St Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan, according to PageSix.com.

The OCEAN'S TWELVE star's spokeswoman confirms, "She had food poisoning and got really dehydrated because of that."