Tracy Morgan’s limo van was slammed by a Walmart semi-truck in June, leaving Tracy with a brain injury and his friend dead.
Tracy’s lawyer, Benedict Morellie, revealed that Morgan’s professional career is in serious jeopardy.
Morgan is undergoing rigorous rehab, including daily speech, cognitive, vocational and physical therapies.
Tracy’s attorney was asked if Morgan would ever perform again, replying, “The jury’s still out. The doctors don’t know the answer. I don’t know the answer.”
The horrific accident happened on the New Jersey Turnpike in June. A Walmart truck reportedly slammed into the limousine van carrying Morgan, comedian Ardie Fuqua Jr., Jeffrey Millea, comic Harris Stanton, and James McNair (known as Jimmy Mack).
The driver of the Walmart tractor-trailer rig, 35 year-old Kevin Roper, apparently failed to slow for traffic ahead and swerved to avoid a crash.
Jimmy Mack was pronounced dead at the scene. Morgan and Millea were both in critical condition and were flown to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. Ardie Fuqua Jr. was also in critical condition and Stanton was treated and released.
Morgan has now been working through months of rehab as he tries to regain physical strength, but increased brain function as well.
Tracy Morgan drafted a statement with help from his family and lawyers.
The actor stated, “I can’t believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused. My friends and I were doing nothing wrong. I want to thank my fans for sticking with me during this difficult time. I love you all. I’m fighting hard every day to get back.”
Tracy Morgan’s lawyer spoke out about Walmart’s claim as well. He said, “These people are despicable, They knew that they changed these people’s lives forever and killed somebody. They’re good blame shifters. I guess that’s how they make $783 billion a year, shifting the blame”.
Morgan has had to use a walker and a wheelchair since the crash in June. Doctors say it may be some time before they know if Tracy Morgan will ever regain full brain function again.
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