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.