It’s been a bit since we’ve heard an update on comedian Tracy Morgan. The last we heard about Morgan’s condition is when he was released from a rehab center following his hospitalization after he survived a deadly car accident.
Now, details have emerged about Morgan’s ongoing struggle to heal from the June accident that happened on the New Jersey turnpike. The accident, which killed Morgan’s friend and fellow colleague James McNair, left the actor in a wheelchair.
Attorney Benedict Morelli spoke with The Star-Ledger about Morgan’s condition and how the road to recovery hasn’t been an easy one. Of the 30 Rock star’s condition, Morelli said that while he is making progress, he is still relying on a wheelchair to get around. That said, it might be months before he could walk unassisted.
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So far Tracy Morgan hasn’t gone through any cognitive evaluation and his attorney notes that it will probably be a month before he’s examined. As we reported, the comic broke his leg, nose, multiple ribs, and was in critical condition after a six-car accident which involved the limo bus that a group of Morgan and his friends were on. The bus was hit by a Wal-Mart truck.
Currently the truck driver, Kevin Roper, has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide, but since the accident, Morgan has come forward and accused Wal-Mart of being negligent.
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After Morgan’s release, he was seen briefly getting into a vehicle with the assistance of a walker. At the time the paparazzi wished him well and he threw a peace sign up. The comedian said, “I’m O.K. I love you very much. Thank you. I appreciate everything.”
The others that were involved in the crash include Ardie Fuqua, Morgan’s assistant Jeffrey Millea, and Millea’s wife Krista Millea.