Tracy Morgan Released From Rehabilitation Center

Tracy Morgan Leaves Rehab
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Tracy Morgan has been released from rehab and will continue his recovery efforts at home following a June 7 car crash that left him injured and a fellow comedian dead.

The news comes on the heels of a lawsuit that Morgan has filed against Walmart. It alleges that the retail giant acted negligently by allowing employee Kevin Roper to drive after being awake for more than 24 hours, which allegedly caused him to fall asleep at the wheel and crash into Morgan’s limousine, killing comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair and injuring the three others in the car.

After undergoing multiple surgeries, Morgan was transferred from a New Jersey hospital to a rehabilitation facility on June 20. He will now undergo an “aggressive outpatient program” at home.

Morgan’s injuries included a broken leg, broken nose and broken ribs. He had surgery on his leg the day after the crash.

“He asked me to pass along his sincerest gratitude to everyone who has helped him get to this point,” spokesman Lewis Kay said in statement. “He would also appreciate some privacy during this crucial point in his recovery.”

Morgan was returning to his home in New Jersey from a performance in Delaware when his SUV was rear-ended by Roper’s truck. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, Roper was driving 65 mph in a 45-mph construction zone just before the accident. The crash caused a chain-reaction pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike involving four other vehicles.

Roper has pleaded not guilty to death by auto and assault by auto charges.

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  1. wayne says:

    Tracy Morgan you are one of my favorite comedians hope you recover fully and quickly. MAN WE NEED THEM JOKES

  2. meg conway says:

    Mr. Morgan I understand how arduous medical rehabilitation can be, I’ve worked on medical rehab units, and am presently disabled due to another corporation’s negligence.

    It’s an accomplishment to complete a rehab stay.

    I’m writing to alert anyone in tv, film, and the entertainment industry about North Carolina, a state that has inherent safety issues due to an archaic discriminatory common law-this one discriminates against those injured as a result of negligence on the part of the property owner, in my case Biltmore (Bleakmore) farms; their insurer helped them to avoid financial responsibility using the law, they are Hartford (Heartless) insurance.

    The details about the common law explains why no attorney in the state of North Carolina will take the case on contingency-the justice system allows the corporations to avoid responsibility and accountability. Read from this safe change.org link http://chn.ge/1fhMsi

    While my injury, permanent disability, and inability to work due to bleakmore farms creation of a hazard on their property that caused the injury, was accepted by both entities, financial liability was not accepted by these two corporations without conscience-

    I hope that Walmart is held accountable, and I further hope that you, your family, friends and colleagues stay out of North Carolina where safety hazards are almost a given due to lack of corporate liability.

    My best to you in your continued recovery Mr. Morgan.

    Meg Conway, Asheville NC

    • meg conway says:

      The link I posted above doesn’t seem to work-here it is again

      http://chn.ge/1fhM4si

      If it doesn’t work you can go to Chang.org and type in Biltmore Farms and my petition will come up, and will explain the safety issues and the law that encourages their continuance and the continuance of corporate negligence.

      Meg Conway, Asheville, NC

  3. Charles Billips says:

    It is good to hear that Tracey Morgan is doing better. My prayer are with the family of Mr. James McNair, and all who were affected by this mis fortunate event.

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