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Tracy Morgan Says He Feels 'Strong' Since Crash

Tracy Morgan has spoken out for the first time since his car accident. He said he was strong and thanked the media waiting by his car.
Posted at 10:20 AM, Jul 15, 2014

Tracy Morgan spoke out Monday for the first time since the car accident that nearly killed him. Entertainment Tonight has the footage — he left his house in New Jersey and walked to his car, and the comedian was positive.

REPORTER: "You can see he is moving slowly, using a walker as he goes to his car."

MORGAN: "I'm OK. ... Strong. I love you. Thank you very much. Appreciate it." (Via Entertainment Tonight)

Morgan's rep says the "Saturday Night Live" veteran and star on NBC's "30 Rock" has completed rehab. He suffered a broken leg, femur, nose and ribs in the car crash — the same crash that took the life of his friend and mentor, comedian James McNair, also known as Jimmy Mack. (NBC / "30 Rock"WNBCPeople)

Morgan's rep has given updates on the actor's recovery, but this is the first time we've seen Morgan out in public and speaking for himself. 

His Twitter account, too, had been silent since the beginning of May.

Morgan is now suing Wal-Mart — his attorneys say the company's driver, Kevin Roper, hadn't slept for 24 hours before the June 7 crash.

Businessweek cited court documents: "Wal-Mart knew or should have known that it was unreasonable for Mr. Roper to commute more than 700 miles from his home in Jonesboro, Georgia to work at a Wal-Mart facility in Smyrna, Delaware."

The Wall Street Journal has a response statement from Wal-Mart. The company says it is "committed to doing the right thing for all involved." Roper pleaded not guilty to death by auto and assault by auto charges.

Of course, when celebrities get involved, people get to talking about an issue. This time it's safety on the road and how much sleep truck drivers are getting.

"You don't always get a lot of sleep?"

"No. This job is not an easy job to get a lot of sleep on."

"Truckers are now limited to 70-hour work weeks, but Congress is moving along with plans to raise the limit to 82 hours." (Via ABC)

Safety advocates and the Obama administration have voiced opposition to raising the limit to 82 hours.