Tracy Morgan leg amputation rumors are fabricated
Tracy Morgan's condition is still "critical yet stable," according to his rep.
Tracy Morgan's representative, Lewis Kay, has released another statement about the comedian's condition. According to USA Today, Kay made it clear that though surgery was performed on Morgan's leg, it was not an amputation. Kay also reiterated that Morgan's condition continues to be "critical yet stable" after a multivehicle crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that occurred very early Saturday morning.
"His fiancée Megan is by his side. The concern for his well-being has been overwhelming, but Megan is respectfully asking that media await official word through these channels before speculating (mostly inaccurately) on his condition. Rumors about amputating his leg are completely fabricated," read Kay's statement. "As we shared yesterday, Tracy had surgery on his broken leg. We are working closely with the incredible staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to share information when it is available. This recovery will be arduous and we hope that you can be patient during this difficult time."
Kay had already released a statement on Sunday evening to let the public know that Morgan was "more responsive" than he had been the previous day. According to the release, Morgan suffered a broken femur, broken nose, and several broken ribs, among other injuries, and is expected to be hospitalized for several weeks.
Morgan was on the road for his Turn It Funny stand-up comedy tour when the limo bus he was riding in was hit from behind and flipped over. The comedian was airlifted from the scene after the six-vehicle accident. Morgan's friend and fellow comedian James "Jimmy Mack" McNair, 62, was killed and six other people were injured.
The driver of the Walmart truck that caused the accident was 35-year-old Kevin Roper, according to authorities in New Jersey. Authorities also said that Roper had not slept for more than 24 hours before the fatal crash and was allegedly asleep at the wheel. He faces charges including death by auto and four counts of assault by auto.