Tracy Morgan Is Struggling Through Recovery, His Progress Moving Incrementally

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Tracy Morgan speaks onstage at Spike TV's 'Don Rickles: One Night Only' on May 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Spike TV)
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Early in June it was reported that Tracy Morgan had been in a car accident, leaving seven people injured, one dead, and Morgan in in critical condition. Rumors abounded about his condition and his recovery, including rumors of amputation. So how and where is Morgan now? According to his lawyer, he's on the road to recovery — but it's a rough one. 

Benedict P. Morelli, who serves as a lawyer for Morgan, told People a bit about what life's like for the comedian three months after the crash, commenting that he's "struggling":

He's really having a tough time. [...] He's making incremental progress. But they'll have to wait another month before they assess him cognitively.

In the meantime, Morgan's been using a walker and a wheelchair, with People noting that "it may be months before he can fully walk again." Morgan spent a month after the accident at a physical rehabilitation center, and was spotted looking cheerful shortly after, telling a group of photographers "I’m OK. I love you very much. Thank you. I appreciate everything."

Morgan is also in the middle of a lawsuit with Walmart over the involvement of one of their trucks in the crash, with the suit reading:

Walmart was careless and negligent in the ownership and operation of its motor vehicle, which caused Mr. Morgan to suffer severe personal injuries. As a direct and proximate result of said collision, Mr. Morgan was caused to sustain severe painful bodily injuries, including but not limited to multiple fractures which required multiple surgeries, extensive medical treatment and will require significant physical rehabilitation.

Recovery can be a very rough road, slow road. I wish Morgan the best with his.

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