Tracy Morgan Rep Shoots Down Leg Amputation Rumor, Releases Update on Actor

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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.

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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."

Specifically, the statement then adds:

"Rumors about amputating his leg are completely fabricated. 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. Thank you."

Morgan's good friend and mentor, comedian Jimmy McNair, died in the crash.

Kevin Roper, the driver of a Walmart truck who fell asleep behind the wheel, has been charged with vehicular homicide as part of the fallout from this tragedy.

He turned himself in to authorities over the weekend and then posted $50,000 bail.

Morgan and his entourage were on their way back from a show in Delaware on Friday night when the accident occurred. Our thoughts and prayers remain with all affected by it.

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