Tracy Morgan Update: '30 Rock' Star's Leg Won't Be Amputated; 'Arduous' Recovery Ahead
Tracy Morgan continues to face an uphill recovery battle at a New Jersey hospital after the six-car accident that injured three others and caused the death of a longtime friend.
Tracy Morgan Leg Not Getting Amputated
Since the accident in the early hours of Saturday morning, there’s been a lot of speculation about Morgan’s condition – namely that the comedian was going to have his injured leg amputated. His rep has since shut down the rumors.
“Tracy remains in critical but stable condition. His fiancée Megan is by his side,” Morgan’s rep told People magazine. “The concern for his well-being has been overwhelming, but Megan is respectfully asking that the media await official word through these channels before speculating (mostly inaccurately) on his condition. Rumors about amputating his leg are completely fabricated. As we shared yesterday, Tracy had surgery on his broken leg.”
“We are working closely with the incredible staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to share information when it is available,” Morgan’s rep continued. “This recovery will be arduous and we hope that you can be patient during this difficult time. Thank you.”
The lone fatality in the accident was comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair. Comedians Ardie Fuqua and Harris Stanton were injured, as was Jeffrey Millea.
The accident was allegedly caused by Walmart truck driver Kevin Roper, who had not slept in more than 24 hours before operating the 18-wheeler. He turned himself in on charges of one death by auto and four assaults by auto.
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