Tracy Morgan Facing 'Tough' Recovery After Accident

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16:  Actress Tracy Morgan visits 106 & Park at BET studio on April 16, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images)

Tracy Morgan Facing 'Tough' Recovery After Accident

Could be months before the comedian walks again, lawyer says.

Published August 29, 2014

Tracy Morgan may be on the mend after suffering serious injuries from a major car crash earlier this year, but the comedian is far from fully recovered, according to his attorney.

"He's really having a tough time," his New York lawyer Benedict P. Morelli tells, adding that he has been "struggling" to walk again and uses a wheelchair full time. "He's making incremental progress," says Morelli. "But they'll have to wait another month before they assess him cognitively." 

Having suffered traumatic brain injuries, a broken leg and several fractures to his face, Morgan continues to undergo at-home therapy following his release from a rehabilitation facility in mid-July. While his recovery seems to be going slowly, Morgan's pal, comedian Neal Brennan, recently told Seth Meyers that the 30 Rock star's sense of humor hasn't suffered. 

Morgan is suing the Walmart corporation for its involvement in the June crash, caused by a driver for the megastore. The six-vehicle wreck resulted in serious injuries to Morgan and the death of his pal James McNair. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images)

Written by Evelyn Diaz


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