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, TheWrap has learned.
“Tracy has been released from the rehabilitation center and will continue his recovery efforts at home with an aggressive outpatient program,” a representative for Morgan told TheWrap. “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.”
On Thursday, Morgan filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart over the fatal car accident that took the life of comedian James McNair and seriously injured Morgan, Ardley Fuqua, Jr. and Jeffrey Millea. The limousine the men were riding in was struck by a Wal-Mart truck traveling 20 mph over the speed limit, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report.
The suit alleges the world’s largest retailer was “careless and negligent” in the operations and management of its fleet of trucks. The suit also alleges that driver Kevin Roper had been awake for more than 24 hours at the time of the accident, and had fallen asleep at the wheel prior to the crash.
Roper has plead not guilty to death by auto and assault by auto charges.
“We are deeply sorry that one of our trucks was involved. As we’ve said, we’re cooperating fully in the ongoing investigation,” Wal-Mart said in a statement released after the lawsuit was filed. “We know it will take some time to resolve all of the remaining issues as a result of the accident, but we’re committed to doing the right thing for all involved.”