A multi-vehicle crash on the New Jersey Turnpike on June 7 nearly ended Tracy Morgan's life, but it won't affect his livelihood. The FX cable networks announced on June 10, per The New York Times, that the 30 Rock alum's TV show on the new channel FXX is still a go.
"The only thing we are concerned with is the health and recovery of Tracy Morgan and the victims of this tragic accident," FX's statement reads. "We will support Tracy and his family in every way possible throughout his recovery."
In case you missed the horrific news, the 45-year-old funnyman was critically injured when a Wal-Mart truck collided with a van transporting him and others from a comedy show in Delaware.
Tracy's mentor, comedian James "Jimmy Mack" McNair, was killed in the wreck and four passengers, including Tracy, were injured. The 30 Rock alum remains hospitalized at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, having suffered broken ribs, a broken nose, and a broken leg.
The truck driver, Kevin Roper, has been charged with one count of death by auto and multiple counts of assault by auto.
"At the point when Tracy has recovered and decides that he is ready to go back to work, his show will be waiting for him," the FX statement continues. "Right now our thoughts and prayers remain with Tracy, the other victims of the accident, and their families."
The show, which is not yet titled, was scheduled to start production in August and premiere in January.
Glad to hear FX is sticking by Tracy's side during this time.
Source: The New York Times