Six months ago, comedian Tracy Morgan suffered a traumatic brain injury, a broken nose, a broken leg, and several broken ribs after a Wal-Mart truck slammed into a limousine carrying the comedian and a group of friends down the New Jersey Turnpike. Friends and fans worried that he'd never perform again, but in a video showing Morgan's third public appearance since the accident, the comedian can be seen talking, walking, and "fighting every day."
Obtained by the Daily Mail, the video shows Morgan using a walker to make his way to a New Jersey post office alongside fiancee Megan Wollover. Morgan appears very much on the mend and shows substantial difficulty moving, but he is mobile and talking, and apparently in good enough spirits to engage the random passerby filming him and asking questions.
"I'm fighting every day," he says of his recovery.
Back in October, Morgan's lawyer, Benedict Morelli, told us that "the jury's still out" on Morgan's recovery and that he's fighting to get back to his old self—an assessment the video supports. He is still far from the Morgan with which we're familiar, with the video showing him having to stop and catch his breath while returning to his car with his fiancee and accompanying medical aide. But at least he is well enough to go about everyday tasks, which shows a massive improvement from the news from Morgan's camp just a couple of months ago.
Additionally, Morgan and his lawyers this week accused Wal-Mart of stalling in the federal lawsuit they brought against the company, accusing them of not following proper safety practices after it came to light that truck driver Kevin Roper was asleep at the wheel during the crash. Roper has since been charged with four counts of assault by vehicle and one count of death by vehicle.
Wal-Mart, for their part, has said that Morgan is "partly responsible" for his injuries because he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. That same crash also killed Morgans friend and mentor, Jimmy McNair.
"I can't believe Wal-Mart is blaming me for an accident they caused," Morgan said via a statement back in September. "I'm fighting hard every day to get back."
At the very least, it's good to see that last part hasn't changed.