A SUV carrying the former Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock cast member, along with six other people, was involved in a six-vehicle crash at around 1am on Saturday, sergeant first class Greg Williams told the Associated Press.
One of the passenger, James McNair, died in the crash while others were rushed to the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Zenaida Mendez, public relations manager for the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital stated that three patients were in critical condition and one fair.
Tracy Morgan‘s publicist, Lewis Kay, released a statement which said: “Tracy Morgan remains in critical condition at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. He sustained these injuries in an accident that occurred early this morning as one of several passengers in a chauffeured SUV returning from a tour date in Delaware. His family is now with him and he is receiving excellent care. We don’t anticipate much of a change in his condition today but will provide a further update once more information becomes available.”
Two occupants of Tracy Morgan‘s vehicle were not injured in the accident, which also involved two tractor-trailers, an SUV and two cars.
Celebrities, including comedians George Lopez and Andy Richter, posted messages of support on twitter that read, “Stay strong Tracy Morgan, We love you”
Known for his larger-than-life personality, Tracy Morgan was a repertory cast member on Saturday Night Live between 1996 and 2003. He quit the show to star in The Tracy Morgan Show, a sitcom about an American dad that was cancelled before its first season finished.
Between 2006 and 2013, Morgan played the dim-witted but loveable Tracy Jordan on NBC’s hit show 30 Rock and his films include Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back, The Longest Yard, First Sunday, Rio and Why Stop Now.
Here’s wishing Tracy Morgan and all the others who were injured in the accident a speedy recovery.