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Tracy Morgan released from rehabilitation center

30 Rock star Tracy Morgan was released today from a rehabilitation center to finish his physical recovery at home, according to Reuters. His publicist Lewis Kay confirmed this, releasing a statement saying that “Tracy has been released from the rehabilitation center and will continue his recovery efforts at home with an aggressive outpatient program.  He asked me to pass along his sincerest gratitude to everyone who has helped him get to this point. He would also appreciate some privacy during this crucial point in his recovery.” Morgan was critically injured in a car crash near Cranbury, N.J., on June 7 when a Walmart truck hit the rear of a Mercedes limo bus carrying the comedian. Morgan sustained multiple injuries, including a broken leg, while another comedian, James McNair, was killed in the incident. In July, the driver of the Walmart truck, Kevin Roper, pleaded not guilty to criminal charges that include vehicular homicide and assault by auto. On Thursday, lawyers acting for Morgan sued Walmart, according to CNN.

Tracy Morgan leaves the hospital and enters a rehab center

30 Rock‘s Tracy Morgan, who was severely injured in a six-car accident on June 7, was released from hospital care and transferred to an undisclosed rehab center today, his rep confirms for EW. He is expected to remain in the rehab facility for several weeks.

“While he is continuing to show signs of improvement, he still has a long way to go,” his rep said. “He and Megan wanted to publicly express their deepest gratitude to everyone at Robert Wood Johnson University for the unbelievable care and attention they provided him.”

The accident, which occurred around 1 a.m., left Morgan in critical condition for several days. However, last week, Morgan’s condition was upgraded to fair. Morgan sustained multiple injuries in the accident including a broken leg, a broken femur, a broken nose and several broken ribs. Comedian James McNair, who goes by the stage name Jimmy Mack, was killed in the crash.

Following the accident, 35-year-old truck driver Kevin Roper of Jonesboro, Georgia was charged with causing the multi-vehicle crash and faces one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto.

 

Tracy Morgan upgraded to 'fair condition' after accident

More than a week after he was involved in a fatal six-car crash in New Jersey that left him in critical condition, Tracy Morgan’s status has been upgraded to “fair,” his rep said Monday.

“Happy to pass along that Tracy has been upgraded to fair condition, which is a great improvement. His personality is certainly starting to come back as well,” Morgan’s rep said in a statement emailed to EW.

The update also revealed that Morgan’s assistant, Jeff Millea, has been upgraded to fair condition too. There was no word on the other passengers injured in the crash. READ FULL STORY

Tracy Morgan showing signs of improvement after accident

Comedian Tracy Morgan is beginning to shows signs of recovery after the deadly car accident last week that left him and six others in the hospital. Among those injured was Morgan’s assistant, Jeff Millea, and his rep has this statement to provide updates on both: READ FULL STORY

Tracy Morgan rep addresses amputated leg rumors, 'overwhelming' concern

Tracy Morgan is still in critical but stable condition at a New Jersey hospital after a six-vehicle accident early Saturday morning resulted in the death of comedian Jimmy McNair, as well as four injuries. A new statement from Morgan’s rep tries to clear up any rumors around the surgery that Tracy had on his broken leg on Sunday and whether amputation would be necessary.

The statement reads: “Tracy remains in critical but stable condition. His fiancée Megan is by his side. 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. Rumors about amputating his leg are completely fabricated. As we shared yesterday, Tracy had surgery on his broken leg. We are working closely with the incredible staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to share information when it is available. This recovery will be arduous and we hope that you can be patient during this difficult time. Thank you.” READ FULL STORY

Poison's Bret Michaels suffers medical emergency onstage

Bret Michaels was only three songs into his set at a New Hampshire show Thursday night when he had to be rushed offstage due to a medical emergency.

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Casey Kasem's whereabouts are unknown

A judge has appointed one of Casey Kasem’s daughters as his temporary conservator after expressing concerns about the safety and whereabouts of the ailing radio personality.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel S. Murphy said Monday that he was worried about Kasem’s well-being after an attorney for Kasem’s wife said he didn’t know where the former radio host is. READ FULL STORY

Hugh Jackman treated again for skin cancer

Hugh Jackman was treated for skin cancer on his nose, according to his Instagram account.

The actor posted a selfie featuring a bandaged nose Thursday night. In the caption, he noted that he had a basal cell carcinoma removed. This is the second time in less than a year that Jackman has revealed treatment for skin cancer — in November 2013, he also posted an Instagram selfie announcing he had gotten a basal cell carsinoma removed after his wife pointed out a mark on his nose.

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Nine seriously injured in Ringling Bros. circus accident

Nine performers were seriously injured in an accident at a Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus show at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, R.I. Sunday.

A platform holding up eight acrobats collapsed during the performance, sending the acrobats falling 25 to 40 feet to the ground and hitting a dancer on the ground below.

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Miley Cyrus released from hospital

The party ain’t gonna stop for Miley Cyrus.

After an allergic reaction to antibiotics and the cancellation of a handful of shows, the 21-year-old singer has been released from the hospital, E! News reports.

Cyrus will still travel to Europe to resume the rest of her Bangerz Tour. She announced on her website last week that the remainder of the U.S. shows would be rescheduled due to her illness.

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