We have an update on the condition of Tracy Morgan.
First, there are reports that indicating that the former 30 Rock star suffered a crippling brain injury following the horrific car accident he survived this summer.
Benedict Morelli, Morgan's attorney, told The New York Post that the "jury is out" on whether the comedian will be able to perform again. He's currently in rehab for speech, cognitive, vocational and physical functionalities.
Morelli added that physician don't yet know if the wheelchair-bound Morgan will ever be the same.
Morgan was coming back from a show in New Jersey this summer when a Walmart truck - driven by an employee who had gone over 24 hours without sleep - crashed into the limousine carrying him and his friends, killing comedian James McNair in the process.
Earlier this week, Walmart filed federal court papers that shifted the blame of the crash injuries to Morgan and others who were not wearing their seatbelts.
"These people are despicable,” Morelli said of Walmart executives. "They knew that they changed these people’s lives forever and killed somebody. They’re good blame shifters. I guess that’s how they make $783 billion a year, shifting the blame."
In response to Walmart's assertion, Morgan released a statement yesterday that read in part:
"My friends and I were doing nothing wrong. I want to thank my fans for sticking with me during this difficult time. I love you all. I’m fighting hard every day to get back."
TMZ, meanwhile, confirms that Morgan is still confined to a wheelchair and writes that the injuries he suffered in this crash may prevent him from ever walking again without some kind of assistance.
We continue to send him our best wishes and prayers for a full recovery.