Tracy Morgan Released from Rehab, Sues Wal-Mart Over Crash


More than a month after a deadly crash involving a Wal-Mart truck driver, Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation center.

“Tracy has been released from the rehabilitation center and will continue his recovery efforts at home with an aggressive outpatient program,” the actor’s rep said. “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 is suing Wal-Mart over the June 7 crash on the New Jersey turnpike that left Morgan, 45, with broken ribs, a broken nose and a broken leg in the crash. His friend and fellow comedian James McNair was killed and others were injured.

The complaint was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey.

“‘As a result of Wal-Mart’s gross, reckless, willful, wanton, and intentional conduct, it should be appropriately punished with the imposition of punitive damages,’ according to the complaint.

Morgan’s lawsuit seeks a jury trial and punitive and compensatory damages.

Wal-Mart released on statement Saturday reiterating that the company is ‘cooperating fully’ in the ongoing investigation.

“We know it will take some time to resolve all of the remaining issues as a result of the accident, but we’re committed to doing the right thing for all involved,” Wal-Mart said.

The comedian, who has been very mum in the weeks following the accident, spoke out for the first time Monday morning when leaving rehab.

“I’m OK, I feel strong,” he said to a crowd of photographers who began to applaud.”Love you, thank you very much. Appreciate it.”

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