Tracy Morgan Returns Home, Feeling 'Strong' After Accident

Taryn Ryder
Yahoo CelebrityJuly 14, 2014

Tracy Morgan is on the mend.

The 45-year-old comedian — who returned home on Friday — was spotted outside of his house in good spirits on Monday morning.

While leaning on a walker, Morgan appeared upbeat and flashed awaiting photographers a peace sign. He also stopped to say a few words after they began clapping as he drove by.

"I'm okay, I feel strong," he said. "I love you. Thank you very much. I appreciate it."

On June 7, Morgan was in critical condition after he was involved in a six-vehicle car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left his close friend and mentor, James "Uncle Jimmy Mack" McNair, dead. Their limo was rear-ended by a speeding Wal-Mart tractor-trailer.

Two weeks later, the 30 Rock alum's condition was upgraded to fair and he was transferred from the hospital to a rehab center. Morgan will now continue his "recovery efforts at home with an aggressive outpatient program," according to his rep.

Morgan is suing Wal-Mart over the deadly accident, alleging the retailer was negligent because its driver, Kevin Roper, 35, was speeding when he fell asleep at the wheel after being awake for more than 24 hours before the crash.

"Wal-Mart was careless and negligent in the ownership and operation of its motor vehicle, which caused Mr. Morgan to suffer severe personal injuries," states the complaint, which was filed in New Jersey on Thursday. "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.”

In response, the company said in a statement it was "committed to doing the right thing for all involved."

Roper has pleaded not guilty to charges of vehicular homicide and assault and denies he fell asleep at the wheel before the lethal moment of impact.