Morgan’s fiancee sets record straight about amputation

Tracy Morgan’s condition has not changed since he was seriously injured in a traffic accident; however, rumors that he might need his leg amputated have spread like wildfire over the internet. Morgan’s fiancée, Megan Wollover, is asking that fans stop spreading the rumor because it is not true. Morgan underwent surgery for his injured leg, but the rumor about amputation is completely inaccurate.

Morgan’s family asks that his fans only read reliable news sources for information on his condition. Doctors stated that the road to recovery for the comedian will be long and difficult. He was unconscious after the accident occurred and there is no indication that he has regained consciousness since that time.

“The concern for his well-being has been overwhelming, but Megan is respectfully asking that the media await official word through these channels before speculating (mostly inaccurately) on his condition,” Morgan’s publicist, Lewis Kay, said in a statement. “Rumors about amputating his leg are completely fabricated.”

Another comedian was killed in the accident and several other people were injured. The limousine that they were traveling in was struck from behind by a Walmart tractor-trailer. Police reports indicate that the truck driver had not slept for approximately 24-hours prior to the crash. He did not see that traffic had slowed down in front of him and tried to swerve to avoid an accident. The vehicle that Morgan was riding in was turned over and only one person from the vehicle has been released from the hospital.

A Walmart spokesperson said that they believed the driver did abide by the sleep rules set forth for truck drivers, but they take full responsibility for the injuries that occurred as a result of the accident. The driver was charged with vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. He was arrested; however, he posted a $50,000 bond and has since been released from jail.

Morgan’s injuries include a broken nose, broken leg and broken ribs. Medical personnel did not disclose whether they believed Morgan would make a full recovery or not. One of the passengers who was in the vehicle said that Morgan was on top of him after the accident occurred and that Morgan moaned, but did not appear to be conscious.

This photo provided by the New Jersey State Police shows Kevin Roper. Roper, a Wal-Mart truck driver from Georgia, was charged with death by auto and four counts of assault by auto in the wake of a deadly chain-reaction crash on the New Jersey Turnpike early Saturday, June 7, 2014, that left actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and two others critically injured and another man dead. (AP Photo/New Jersey State Police

This photo provided by the New Jersey State Police shows Kevin Roper. Roper, a Wal-Mart truck driver from Georgia, was charged with death by auto and four counts of assault by auto in the wake of a deadly chain-reaction crash on the New Jersey Turnpike early Saturday, June 7, 2014, that left actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and two others critically injured and another man dead. (AP Photo/New Jersey State Police


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Morgan Fiancee Health update: Actor Does Not Need Amputation
http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/10/showbiz/tracy-morgan-crash/

Tracy Morgan was unconscious after crash, witness says
http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/10/showbiz/tracy-morgan-crash/