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Tracy Morgan Released From Medical Rehab After Deadly Crash

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Comedian Tracy Morgan at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Sept. 22, 2013. Morgan, who was critically injured in a crash at the New Jersey Turnpike, was released from medical rehab, according to his publicist. Byron Purvis—AdMedia/Corbis

The comedian will continue his recovery at home

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan has been released from a medical rehabilitation center more than a month after being critically injured in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike.

The former Saturday Night Live star’s publicist said Saturday Morgan is continuing treatment at home and is seeking privacy during his recovery.

“Tracy has been released from the rehabilitation center and will continue his recovery efforts at home with an aggressive outpatient program,” said publicist Lewis Kay. “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.”

Morgan was riding home from a performance with several other comedians in a limo bus early June 7 when a Walmart truck struck his vehicle from behind. Comedian James McNair was killed and Morgan was severely injured in the incident.

The driver of the Walmart truck, Kevin Roper, was traveling 20 miles per hour over the speed limit and was close to his driving limit, according to recent reports.

Morgan, who was nominated for an Emmy award for his role in NBC sitcom 30 Rock, is suing Walmart for negligence over the crash.

“I can confirm that Tracy, along with the other victims of this horrific accident, have filed suit,” Kay said Saturday of the legal proceedings.

Walmart offered a contrite statement Saturday in response to the lawsuit. “We are deeply sorry that one of our trucks was involved,” the company said. “As we’ve said, we’re cooperating fully in the ongoing investigation.”

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