30 Rock Star Tracy Morgan Gets New Kidney Morgan to be absent from several episodes By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff Posted Dec 21, 2010 1:41 AM CST 5 comments Comments Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan speaks at the HBO Summer press tour panel in Beverly Hills earlier this year. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg) (Newser) – Comedian Tracy Morgan is recovering from a kidney transplant and will be missing from several episodes of 30 Rock this spring. Morgan, a star of the NBC comedy's "show within a show," is doing well and taking some much needed time to recover after the surgery," a rep tells Entertainment Weekly. "He is looking forward to going back to work after the holidays.” The show's writers plan to explain his absence by saying his character suffered a meltdown. Click for more.