Tracy Morgan is not faring well following a limo crash he was involved in earlier this year.
According to the comedian’s lawyer, Morgan’s condition is so grave, he may never perform again.
“The jury’s still out,” Benedict Morelli told the New York Post. “The doctors don’t know the answer. I don’t know the answer.”
The 45-year-old 30 Rock star was critically injured in June when his limo collided with a Walmart tractor trailer in New Jersey following a performance. His friend, comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair, was killed in the crash.
Earlier this week, Walmart put the blame on Morgan and his other passengers for the injuries they sustained when the Walmart truck collided into the rear of their limo, saying it was their choice not to wear seatbelts. Morgan responded by releasing a statement saying he and his friends “were doing nothing wrong.”
Tracy Morgan's lawyer says the comedian may never be the same @BI_Video http://t.co/S6kdrQk65p pic.twitter.com/NlaLUZBFEk
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) November 27, 2014
“After I heard what Walmart said in court I felt I had to speak out,” Morgan said in a statement. “I can’t believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused.”
“My friends and I were doing nothing wrong,” he continued. “I want to thank my fans for sticking with me during this difficult time.”
Morelli lashed out at Walmart for blaming the comedian and his friends Monday in court during a federal lawsuit filed in July for not wearing their seatbelts, a “disregard of [their] own interests.”
Tracy Morgan battling 'traumatic brain injury' http://t.co/WVriAKm0Gi pic.twitter.com/xKCNRrjGGL
— Toronto Sun (@TheTorontoSun) November 19, 2014
“These people are despicable,” said Morelli. “They knew that they changed these people’s lives forever and killed somebody.”
Morelli continued with his angry tirade against the retail giant’s efforts to lay the blame on the limo’s passengers.
“They’re good blame shifters. I guess that’s how they make $783 billion a year, shifting the blame.”
Lawyer: Tracy Morgan may never be "the Tracy Morgan he once was" due to brain injury. http://t.co/k4Z4PolZjJ pic.twitter.com/VJikqN72GW
— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 19, 2014
According to the Post, Morgan is using a wheelchair and is undergoing daily speech, cognitive, vocational and physical therapies to regain function.