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Tracy Morgan released from hospital to a physical rehab center

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Tracy Morgan speaks onstage at Spike TV's 'Don Rickles: One Night Only' on May 6, 2014 in New York City.
Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Spike TV

CNN reports that Tracy Morgan has improved enough that they moved him out of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and into an undisclosed physical rehab center.

Tracy’s publicist, Lewis Kay said in a statement, “"Tracy has been transferred to an undisclosed rehab center, where he is expected to remain for the next few weeks. While he is continuing to show signs of improvement, he still has a long way to go."

Lewis also gave a statement from Tracy to say that he and his fiancé, "wanted to publicly express their deepest gratitude to everyone at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for the unbelievable care and attention they provided him."

Tracy Morgan’s limo bus was rear-ended by a Wal-Mart tractor-trailer driven by Kevin Roper in the early morning hours of June 7. Tracy along with fellow passengers, Jeffrey Millea and Ardie Fuqua Jr. were rushed to the hospital where they were listed in critical condition. Harris Stanton was treated and released and the limo bus driver Tryone Gale, sustained no injuries. James McNair of Peeksville, New York, passed away in the crash.

Tracy and Jeffrey’s condition improved to fair, but at the time of this article, Ardie is still listed in critical condition.

The NTSB has determined that Kevin Roper was traveling at 65 mph in a 45 mph zone. On that stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike, the speed limit was reduced to 55 mph. However, nearby construction caused the speed limit to be lowered further to 45 mph. Kevin failed to notice the signs. Allegedly, his truck was equipped with a device that will slow the vehicle down if slow traffic is detected, but it failed to respond or alert the driver. It also restricts the driver from driving faster than 65 mph.

The police report said that Kevin had been awake over 24 hours, a charge that Kevin denies. Kevin pled not guilty to charges of vehicular homicide and assault by auto. He is released on a $50,000 bond. According to Kevin’s logbook, he is not in violation with federal rules.

Tracy stared in “Saturday Night Live” “30 Rock” and he was featured on the show, “Tanked” with Brett Raymer and Wayde King. They built Tracy a 3,000-gallon shark tank that included seven sharks, two stingrays and an eel. They also constructed another tank for his octopus and they made a small baby-bottle shaped tank as a surprise for his daughter.

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