Comedian Tracy Morgan has been transferred from a New Jersey hospital to a rehabilitation facility where he will recuperate from injuries suffered in an early morning pileup that left one man dead and four others hurt.
Morgan’s rep confirmed Friday morning that the “30 Rock” star has left Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for a rehab center in an undisclosed location. He is expected to remain there for “the next few weeks,” according to spokesman Lewis Kay.
Morgan was returning to his home in New Jersey from a performance in Delaware on the New Jersey Turnpike around 1:30 a.m. on June 7 when his SUV was rear-ended by a truck driver who has been charged with vehicular homicide and assault by auto. The crash caused a chain-reaction pileup involving four other vehicles.
Driver Kevin Roper, who is alleged by police to have fallen asleep the wheel, has pleaded not guilty.
“While he is continuing to show signs of improvement, he still has a long way to go,” Kay said of Morgan’s condition. “He and (fiancé) Megan wanted to publicly express their deepest gratitude to everyone at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for the unbelievable care and attention they provided him.”
Morgan’s injuries included a broken leg, broken nose and broken ribs. He had surgery on his leg the day after the crash. Comedian Jimmy McNair died of his injuries.
Morgan is set to star in a new comedy series for FXX from the producers behind “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” The cabler said earlier this month that the show “would be waiting for him” as soon as he’s able to go back to work.