Faces & Names: Morgan out of rehab, recovering at home
Tracy Morgan is home. After suffering serious injuries in a car accident on June 7, the actor and comedian had been in the hospital and then in a rehabilitation center. Now, his recovery is continuing at home.
“Tracy has been released from the rehabilitation center and will continue his recovery efforts at home with an aggressive outpatient program,” according to a representative for Morgan. “He asked me to pass along his sincerest gratitude to everyone who has helped him get to this point. He would also appreciate some privacy during this crucial point in his recovery.”
Morgan, best known for starring in NBC’s “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live,” was riding along the New Jersey Turnpike with several people including his assistant Jeffrey Millea and comedian Ardley Fuqua Jr., who were injured.
The group was returning from a comedy performance they gave at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Delaware. The crash killed comedian James McNair, 62, of Peekskill, N.Y.
On Thursday, Morgan filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in a New Jersey federal court, alleging the retailer was negligent in connection with the crash.
The complaint said Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart knew or should have known its truck driver, Kevin Roper, had been awake for over 24 hours prior to the crash and was not in compliance with federal regulations designed to combat driver fatigue.
The suit claims Roper commuted more than 700 miles from his Georgia home to a Wal-Mart distribution facility in Delaware before beginning his work shift.