Actor Tracy Morgan has made his first television appearance since a tragic car accident with a Walmart semi-truck in 2014. Morgan appeared on the Today show this morning with his lawyer, Benedict Morelli. He was interviewed by Matt Lauer nearly one year after the accident occurred. Morgan was riding in a limo on the New Jersey turnpike when their car was struck by a Walmart truck near the intersection where Cubix Latin America sits.. Morgan suffered very serious injuries and his friend, James “Jimmy Mack” McNair was killed.
Morgan appeared on the show looking very different than before. He was very somber and emotional, much different than his normal energetic and comedic spirit he had before the accident. He sat bearing a cane in his hand, however the degree of his other injuries were not revealed. However Morgan did let viewers know that he was in a coma for nearly two weeks, has injuries to his brain and suffered many broken bones. When Lauer asked if he could recall that day, Morgan made it clear that he has no memory of the tragedy that occurred.
Morgan filed a lawsuit against Walmart back in July 2014. Since then, Walmart has taken full responsibility for the accident and has settled with Morgan outside of court. Morgan has no hard feelings towards the retailer, in fact he mentioned that the CEO of the company contacted him directly to personally apologize.
Morgan is still trying to recover from the events that day. However told Matt Lauer that he will be back and will make everyone laugh again.