Tracy Morgan’s lawyer has spoken out on the 30 Rock comedian’s debilitating injuries following the car crash in June which killed his friend.
The star was travelling back from a stand-up show in Delaware on June 7 when the limo he was in was hit by a Wal-Mart truck at 65 miles per hour, an accident which killed fellow comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair and left Morgan and two of his friends, Jeffrey Millea and Ardley Fuqua, with critical injuries.
Morgan suffered a debilitating brain injury in the New Jersey crash, with the 45-year-old’s lawyer Benedict Morelli admitting the future of his career is still in doubt. When asked if Morgan will ever perform again, Morelli told press on Tuesday night: “The jury’s still out. The doctors don’t know the answer. I don’t know the answer,” he added, Page Six report.
The star is currently undergoing a daily rehab regime of speech, cognitive, vocational and physical therapies. Morelli added that the three survivors’ memories of the crash aren’t clear, which has added to the emotional trauma. “When you have a traumatic brain injury, you remember certain aspects. This isn’t unusual — it wipes away certain thoughts,” said the lawyer.
Morelli also confirmed that the horrific accident has cost his client a number of jobs including a TV show and a movie, but he is working hard on his recovery. “He’s been offered his own show, a movie — he can’t do any of those things right now. He’s so upset. One of his friends died in the accident. He hasn’t gotten over that.”
The Wal-Mart driver, Kevin Roper, has been charged with vehicular homicide and assault by auto, with the case ongoing.
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