The attorney for Tracy Morgan said the comedian and actor may never perform again, following the deadly limo crash in June that left him with a brain injury, reports the New York Post’s Page Six.
Asked when Morgan might be able to perform again, attorney Benedict Morelli said, “The jury’s still out.” He added, “The doctors don’t know the answer. I don’t know the answer.”
Morgan is undergoing daily speech, cognitive, vocational and physical therapies, according to the report.
As previously reported, Walmart has said Morgan is to blame for his own injuries in the crash, which involved a Walmart truck crashing into the limo that the comedian was riding in. The impact killed fellow comedian James McNair, known as Uncle Jimmy Mack, a friend of Morgan’s. Walmart claims Morgan wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.
“These people are despicable,” Morelli said of Walmart. He’s also representing two other passengers in Morgan’s limo, Jeffrey Millea and Ardley Fuqua.
“They knew that they changed these people’s lives forever and killed somebody,” Morelli said.
In a statement, Morgan said he did “nothing wrong.” He said, “After I heard what Walmart said in court I felt I had to speak out. I can’t believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused.”