Tracy Morgan got big via SNL and then struck is really big on 30 Rock. It's unclear how much of his character, Tracy Jordan, is simply a...

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Tracy Morgan, still recuperating from injuries suffered in a horrific car accident last month, has filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart.

The crash took place on June 7 and also took the life of Morgan's good friend, Jimmy McNair, who was riding with the comedian and others in a limo on the way home from a show in Delaware.

Wal-Mart driver Kevin Roper had allegedly been awake for over 24 hours when he lost control of his vehicle, leading to a six-car pile-up.

The legal papers were filed in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey on behalf of Morgan, McNair’s widow and comedian Ardie Fuqua and Morgan’s assistant Jeffrey Millea (also injured in the crash).

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Nearly two weeks after the car crash that put Tracy Morgan in critical condition, the actor/comedian was released from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital today.

Tracy Morgan in a Tux

Morgan will now be admitted to an undisclosed rehab facility where he will work to repair damage caused by his injuries which include a broken femur.

At one point, it was rumored that the injuries were so severe that Morgan's leg would be amputated.

While that thankfully turned out not to be true, the June 7 wreck on the New Jersey Turnpike did result in the death of Morgan's close friend James McNair, as well as in vehicular manslaughter charges for truck driver Kevin Roper, who police now believer was speeding through a construction zone at the time of the accident.

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Tracy Morgan is officially on the mend.

The actor, severely injured in an early morning car crash on June 7 in New Jersey, is no longer in critical condition, according to his rep.

Instead, the beloved former 30 Rock Star has been upgraded to Fair, “which is a great improvement,” the spokesman says, adding:

"His personality is certainly starting to come back as well."

Morgan's mentor, 63-year old Jimmy McNair, died in the fatal accident, which police believe was caused when Walmart truck driver Kevin Roper fell asleep at the wheel.

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Tracy Morgan is on the mend.

The actor, who broke multiple bones in a six-car accident early last Saturday morning in New Jersey, remains hospitalized and still has a long recovery in front of him.

But a rep for the star provided an encouraging update to fans yesterday at least.

"Today was a better day,” Morgan's rep said. “While Tracy remains in critical, but stable, condition, he continues to show signs of improvement.”

His leg will not be amputated, as previous rumors claimed, and FX has made it clear that the sitcom it had planned around Morgan will move ahead whenever the actor is ready.

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He may be one of the funniest people alive, but Louis C.K. isn't in a joking mood at the moment.

The comedian is aghast at TMZ over the celebrity gossip site publishing a video that was filmed at the scene of Tracy Morgan's fatal car crash last Saturday.

The footage depicts the aftermath of a New Jersey Turnpike accident that killed comedian James McNair and injured four, including the former 30 Rock star.

Keeping his Tweets short and to the point, C.K. wrote "Take it down TMZ. Now. Please," last night, later telling followers:

"Please don't go to TMZ to watch the video. Please ask them to take it down."

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Tracy Morgan is stuck in a New Jersey hospital at the moment.

And - according to reports of multiple broken bones and a very long recovery process - he'll likely be there for awhile, as far away from a TV show set as possible.

But FX has come out and made it clear that when the actor is ready to work again, he'll have a home at the cable network.

Tracy Morgan in a Tux

"The only thing we are concerned with is the health and recovery of Tracy Morgan and the victims of this tragic accident," FX said today in a statement. "We will support Tracy and his family in every way possible throughout his recovery."

A few weeks prior to the accident on Saturday morning that left Morgan in critical condition and which took the life of comedian Jimmy McNair, the former 30 Rock star has signed on to star in a new FXX comedy.

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Kevin Roper has quickly become famous for all the wrong reasons.

The Walmart employee was behind the wheel of his truck early Saturday morning when he allegedly fell asleep and instigated a six-car accident that placed Tracy Morgan in critical condition.

It also killed 63-year old Jimmy McNair, resulting in a vehicular homicide charge for Roper.

  • Kevin Roper Mug Shot
  • Tracy Morgan on the Red Carpet

The driver is now free on $50,000 bail and just took to Twitter to express how "horrible" he feels about the tragedy.

But Roper also denies reports that he had been awake for 24 hours prior to the crash, adding that he doesn't deserve to be facing any charges whatsoever.

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Tracy Morgan is in very bad shape at the moment.

The actor, whose vehicle flipped over as part of a six-car pile-up on the New Jersey Turnpike early Saturday morning, remains in critical condition after suffering multiple broken bones in the accident.

He's expected to remain in the hospital for weeks.

Megan Wollover and Tracy Morgan Photo

But a new statement from the actor's rep seeks to clarify some chatter going around about Morgan, specifically that he either had a leg amputated or will need this procedure done in the near future.

"Tracy remains in critical but stable condition,” reads the statement. “His fiancée Megan is by his side. The concern for his well-being has been overwhelming, but Megan is respectfully asking that the media await official word through these channels before speculating (mostly inaccurately) on his condition."

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As previously detailed, Tracy Morgan is in critical condition following a major car accident.

And while we continue to keep the beloved comic in our thoughts and prayers, we figured it would be a good time to honor him with a list of his timeless quips that have put us in stitches over the years:

Naturally, playing loose cannon sketch show star Tracy Morgan on 30 Rock wasn't much of a stretch for Jordan, but while the role may not have always required him to flex his acting muscle, it was a part that couldn't have been played by anyone else.

So jump into the gallery above to enjoy some of Tracy's best 30 Rock quotes, one-liners and put-downs from the long-running NBC sitcom.

Because, as his semi-fictional alter-ego would say, Tracy is like "the black Tyler Perry."

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New information has surfaced about Kevin Roper, the 35-year old truck driver who fell asleep at the wheel early Saturday morning and caused a car accident that sent Tracy Morgan to the hospital.

It also resulted in the death of comedian Jimmy Mack.

According to New Jersey State Police, Roper had not “slept for a period in excess of 24 hours” at the time of the crash.

Kevin Roper Mug Shot

He now faces four charges - including vehicular homicide, auto assault and reckless driving - and is expected in court on Wednesday.

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