Tracy Morgan’s ‘$90m Walmart payout’
Tracy Morgan reportedly received a $90 million settlement from Walmart.
The 46-year-old suffered serious brain injuries along with breaking his leg, femur, nose and ribs after surviving a deadly car crash in June 2014 that took the life of his friend, comedian James McNair.
The vehicle his limousine crashed with was a Walmart tractor trailer.
And in a new interview, Tracy’s comedian friend Damon Wayans has revealed details of the payout the former 30 Rock star received from the franchise after they accepted full responsibility for what happened.
“Tracy Morgan right now got $90 million dollars, so when he gets on stage, people got 90 million things on their minds besides his comedy,” Damon said during an interview on radio station Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club.
“And so it becomes hard when people put money before you because you’re supposed to be representing them.”
Tracy was in a coma for two weeks after the accident and then had to undergo intensive physical and speech therapy, as well as engaging in sessions with a psychologist.
"Sometimes I feel a little off, I might forget things," he confessed to People magazine earlier this year. "My doctors tell me, my family tells me, 'You are getting better,' so that is the ray of hope and my inspiration. All of those things [are] what keeps me going."
Tracy was also motivated by the thought of walking down the aisle at his wedding.
And he managed to do so when he tied the knot with Megan Wollover in August.
Following the ceremony, Megan opened up about just how grateful she is for Tracy to have recovered from the accident that nearly claimed his life.
“We have been through so much and our love is stronger for it,” Megan told People.
“I'm so excited to see what our future holds and feel so blessed to spend the rest of my life with Tracy!"
- Cover Media