Comedian Tracy Morgan is recovering in hospital in New Jersey after a harrowing car crash last night. The actor is listed in critical condition after the limousine bus he was traveling in was part of a six-vehicle crash on the New Jersey turnpike, as reported by CNN and ABC news.
Morgan, 45, was returning to New York from a performance of his “Turn it Funny” tour in Dover, Del., Friday night., his publicist told ABC News. He was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where he remains in critical condition.
“His family is now with him and he is receiving excellent care,” read a statement from his rep, Lewis Kay. “We don’t anticipate much of a change in his condition today.”
James McNair, a passenger on board the limo bus with Morgan, was killed in the crash, police said. He was comedy writer for Morgan.
Morgan’s assistant, Jeff Millea, is also in critical condition after he was injured, said an official briefed on the investigation. Two others on board the limo bus were injured in the crash but their conditions haven’t been released.
The accident happened in the northbound lanes at mile marker 71.5 near New Brunswick about 1 a.m., according to N.J. State Police.
Early reports according to ABC claim that a truck rear ended a limo bus that Morgan was riding in.
“This is what it looks like from the stage to see a standing ovation from 1500 people. Then we traveled back to NYC in style in a luxury Mercedes Sprinter. Road life is a good life! #tracymorgan,” comedian Ardie Fuqua, who opened for Morgan, posted to Instagram shortly after midnight.
ABC reported that Morgan was scheduled to perform in Charlotte, N.C., tonight but the show was canceled.