Docs Don't Know if Tracy Morgan Will Perform Again

Morgan's lawyer says the comedian's future is uncertain
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2014 10:36 AM CDT
Docs Don't Know if Tracy Morgan Will Perform Again
In this April 9, 2014 file photo, actor Tracy Morgan attends the FX Networks Upfront premiere screening of "Fargo" at the SVA Theater in New York.   (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Tracy Morgan has recovered enough to give Walmart a piece of his mind after the company blamed the comedian for the injuries he sustained in the June crash that killed one of his colleagues—but will he ever perform again? "The jury’s still out," Morgan's lawyer, Benedict Morelli, said last night, according to Page Six. "The doctors don’t know the answer. I don’t know the answer." Morgan is still doing daily rehab, including physical, cognitive, and vocational therapies, and he may need more surgeries, Morelli said. The accident has already cost him multiple gigs, including a TV show and a movie, the lawyer adds.

"He's been offered his own show, a movie—he can't do any of those things” right now, Morelli said, according to the New York Daily News. And as for stand-up comedy, "It can't even be assessed, what the outcome is going to be," particularly because comics "need to be razor sharp. They need to think on their feet. They need to be so right on the edge," Morelli said. For right now, Morgan "spends hours and hours a day in rehab, ... struggling every day, fighting hard just to get incrementally better,” the attorney says. He and fellow victim Ardie Fuqua, also a comedian, are "trying to get their brains to work the way they worked before the accident." (More Tracy Morgan stories.)

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