Tracy Morgan May Never Perform Again Due To Brain Injury, Says Attorney
Back in June, Tracy Morgan suffered devastating injuries after a horrific six-vehicle collision involving a Walmart truck. Though he has since been released from the hospital and has made some progress, apparently, a long road to recovery still lies ahead. According to Page Six, the 45-year-old comedian is still undergoing rehab, which consists of “daily speech, cognitive, vocational and physical therapies.” Sadly, his attorney, Benedict Morelli, says that it’s unclear if the actor will ever be able to perform again.
“The jury’s still out,” Benedict said. “The doctors don’t know the answer. I don’t know the answer,” he added.
Tracy recently made headlines after Walmart expressed in court documents that the “30 Rock” star is partially to blame for the injuries he sustained in the crash because he wasn’t wearing his seatbelt.
“Plaintiff’s injuries, if any, were caused … by plaintiff’s failure to properly wear an appropriate available seatbelt restraint device,” the company said in court papers in response to Tracy’s lawsuit. “By failing to exercise ordinary care in making use of available seatbelts … plaintiff acted unreasonably and in disregard of [their] own interests.”
Tracy’s attorney, of course, isn’t going buying that explanation.
“They’re good blame shifters. I guess that’s how they make $783 billion a year, shifting the blame,” he said. “These people are despicable. They knew that they changed these people’s lives forever and killed somebody.”
Tracy also spoke out against Walmart when he learned of their response to his lawsuit.
“After I heard what Walmart said in court I felt I had to speak out,” he said in a statement. “I can’t believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused.”
“My friends and I were doing nothing wrong,” he continued. “I want to thank my fans for sticking with me during this difficult time.”
We continue to send our prayers to the victims and their families whose lives have been forever changed by this terrible accident.