Morgan will sit down with Matt Lauer and his lawyer Benedict Morelli on June 1. Morelli told Lauer on Thursday that the former “30 Rock” star has a “new lease on life.”
A Walmart semi-truck rear-ended Morgan’s limo on the New Jersey Turnpike last year, leaving one man dead (Morgan’s friend and fellow comedian Jimmy McNair) and severely injuring three others. Morgan suffered broken ribs, a broken leg, a broken nose and severe head trauma.
“Walmart did right by me and my family, and for my associates and their families,” Morgan said in a statement on Wednesday following the settlement. “I am grateful that the case was resolved amicably.”
Walmart also agreed to pay a $10 million settlement in March to McNair’s two children.
Morgan has not made a public appearance since the accident. He was unable to attend “Saturday Night Live’s” 40th anniversary show in February.