Tracy Morgan’s Condition Improving, Medical Team ‘Optimistic’

Tracy Morgan Accident Update: Condition Improving,
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Tracy Morgan is improving after the car accident that left him in critical condition, according to a statement issued Thursday by his rep Lewis Kay.

“Today was a better day,” the statement reads. “While Tracy remains in critical, but stable, condition, he continues to show signs of improvement. His medical team remains optimistic that his recovery is progressing.  Megan remains by his side and is relaying the countless good wishes and prayers that his family, friends and fans have been sending their way.”

The statement also included an update on Morgan’s assistant, 36-year-old Jeff Millea, who was injured in the accident as well:

“In addition, Jeff’s wife asked us to pass along that Jeff has also shown much improvement over the past few days.  She is very thankful for the love and support she and their family continue to receive.”

Morgan and Millea are two of the seven people who were in Morgan’s limo when a truck, driven by Kevin Roper, struck its rear early Saturday in New Jersey. Comedian Jimmy McNair was killed in the crash, while Morgan, Millea and two others were injured. Roper has been charged with vehicular homicide and assault by auto.

Roper was reportedly dozing at the wheel while driving a Walmart truck and failed to notice slow traffic ahead. He then hit the limo, causing it to lose control and overturn.

Roper pleaded not guilty to the charges during an arraignment on Wednesday. If convicted on all charges, he reportedly faces up to 15 years in prison.

Morgan’s family denied rumors on Monday that Morgan’s leg was being amputated. The comedian had surgery for a broken leg on Sunday. His other injuries include a broken nose, broken ribs and a broken femur. He’s expected to remain hospitalized for weeks, currently at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J..

Footage of the horrific crash scene surfaced online via TMZ, shot by a passerby. It allegedly shows comedian Ardie Fuqua being lifted out of the wreckage, unconscious, and placed onto the freeway. In response, Louis C.K. has requested that the gossip site remove the video.

“Take it down TMZ,” he wrote on Twitter. “Now. Please.”

“(Artie’s) brave daughter has asked them to take it down,” he also wrote. “They won’t.”

TMZ has yet to remove the footage.

On Tuesday, FXX confirmed that it plans to keep Morgan’s new comedy series in its slate.

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  1. G Robinson says:

    Tracy you have sharks to feed !!!!!!!!

  2. Cj Macintosh says:

    this crash is the least of Tracy’s problems he is an alcoholic with diabetes and soon to have kidney failure trust me I work with these people every day !

  3. Beverly says:

    I pray 4 Tracy a great recovery God has him he has angles all around him and his friend may God Bless You And Your Friend

  4. I will keep all the families of those injured in this accident in my prayers. I pray for a complete recovery for each of those injured. My sympathies to the McNair family. I am so thankful the entertainment world did not lose Tracy Morgan as well, and I pray nothing will keep him from the world of comedy no matter how long his healing takes.

  5. Melanie Gritz says:

    To the Morgan family I am so happy that Tracy is recuperating he is a good actor and person it would of been a lost but I would like to thank The Lord that he is better i do feel bad for the other person that didn’t make it and don’t worry there is a god the guy that crashed into the limo will be punish so amen and god bless.

    • Cj Macintosh says:

      This is going to sound horrible Tracy does not care about his health if he did he would take care of his diabetes and quit drinking all praying is not going to help him until he stop drinking !

  6. Smooth says:

    Tracy recovery seems doable, so get on with it.

  7. Angela Barnes says:

    Yesterday there was a post with a supposed video that Read Actor Tracey Morgan died. I truly dispise ppl that post misleading information. I was saddened by the news only to find out later that it must likely wasn’t true. And I immediately removed the o osteoporosis from my news feed.
    Prayers going up for Tracey Morgan and all involved.

  8. bdagirl says:

    Get well Tracy we are thinking about you and your family.

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