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    Comedian Neal Brennan gives Seth Meyers an update on Tracy Morgan’s health after the “Saturday Night Live” alum was critically injured in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. Brennan said that he spoke to Morgan the day before he appeared on “Late Night.” (Published Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014)

    Comedian Neal Brennan gave an update on Tracy Morgan’s health on Tuesday night’s episode of “Late Night With Seth Meyers.”

    Morgan, 45, suffered a broken leg and cracked ribs when a Wal-Mart truck crashed into his Mercedes-Benz limousine on the New Jersey Turnpike on June 7. The accident killed Morgan's friend and fellow comedian, 62-year-old James McNair, and injured two other passengers.

    Brennan told Meyers' audience that he had spoken with Morgan on Monday, a day prior to appearing on "Late Night."

    “From what I can tell he is great,” Brennan said. “Physically I don’t know. He said he is going to rehab every day.

    “We were talking, and he was like, ‘Neal. I mean, the outpouring of love was unbelievable. I mean, the people that reached out to me: Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, the president,'” Brennan said. “The fact that Tracy put LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes above the president let's me know that Tracy is back.” 

    In mid-July Morgan addressed the public for the first time since his car crash, telling reporters outside his Cresskill, New Jersey home that he was feeling "strong."

    The driver of the Wal-Mart truck, Kevin Roper, has pleaded not guilty to charges of vehicular homicide and assault by auto.

    Morgan filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart, accusing the retailer of negligence in connection with the crash.