Yesterday, Tracy Morgan made one of his first public statements since a Walmart truck hit his limo bus in June, leaving him with serious physical and neurological injuries. "I'm fighting hard every day to get back," he said. But after that hopeful sentiment, Morgan's lawyer has jumped in to make sure we don't set our expectations too high.
Morelli said that Morgan is still undergoing speech and cognitive therapy every day, in addition to the physical therapy that had been previously reported. Morgan is still using a wheelchair and walker to get around.
Morelli also piled onto Morgan's condemnation of Walmart, which argued in a court filing this week that the comedian and his friends are partially at fault for their injuries because they may not have been wearing seatbelts, and denied responsibility for the truck driver's alleged sleep-deprivation.
"These people are despicable," the attorney told Page Six, "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."
Morgan's friend and mentor, Jimmy Mack McNair, died in the six-car pileup.
The comedian's lawyer added that Morgan has missed out on several jobs—including a TV show and a movie, which he didn't name—because of his injuries.