Tracy Morgan speaks to photographers for first time since crash

By Daniel S Levine,

Tracy Morgan, who just left rehab over the weekend, spoke to photographers camped outside his New Jersey home on Monday. He thanked everyone for their support after last month’s crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, which killed one of his mentors.

The former 30 Rock actor walked gingerly out of his home, using a walker. According to Entertainment Tonight, Morgan smiled and gave the V-sign to the photographers, who then applauded him as he got into his car.

“It’s OK,” he told them as he rolled down the window to speak. “I love you very much. Thank you. I appreciate everything,” he added as he was driven away.

A rep for the comedian said Sunday that Morgan left a rehabilitation center, but will still undergo outpatient treatment. He suffered several injuries from the accident, including a broken leg and broken ribs.

“He asked me to pass along his sincerest gratitude to everyone who has helped him get to this point. He would also appreciate some privacy during this crucial point in his recovery,” the rep’s statement read in part.

Also over the weekend, it was reported that Morgan and three other victims of the crash filed a lawsuit against Walmart, the owner of the truck Kevin Roper was driving on June 7. Roper is also facing charges in connection with the crash and prosecutors allege that he had not slept in 24 hours before taking the wheel.

One passenger in Morgan’s limo, comedian James McNair, died in the crash.

image courtesy of Jennifer Graylock/INFphoto.com



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