Tracy Morgan's condition upgraded from critical to fair

Tracy Morgan's condition has been upgraded in the wake of the June 7 multi-vehicle crash in New Jersey that left him and two associates critically injured and killed comic James "Jimmy Mack" McNair.

"Tracy has been upgraded to fair condition, which is a great improvement," spokesman Lewis Kay said in a statement. "His personality is certainly starting to come back as well."


Morgan's assistant Jeff Millea has also been upgraded to fair condition, Millea's family said through Kay.

The "30 Rock" star and his crew were returning from a Friday night show at a Delaware casino when their chauffeured Mercedes van was hit by a tractor-trailer rig, touching off a collision that also involved four other vehicles.

Kevin Roper, the driver of the truck, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of death by auto and four charges of assault by auto and is out on bail.

Morgan suffered a broken leg, nose and ribs in the 1 a.m. Saturday wreck and was expected to remain hospitalized for several weeks.

On Tuesday, Megan Wollover, Morgan's fiancee and the mother of his newest baby girl Maven, posted a throwback picture of daddy up close with his then-tiny daughter with the sentiment, "On my mind heavy... #mytwobabies #myheart #Oneofmyfavs (Miss Maven & @RealTracyMorgan)." Maven turns 1 next month.

Last week, Louis CK and other celebrities asked TMZ via Twitter to take down video shot immediately after the crash, backing up an Instagram request by Krizye Fuqua, daughter of comic Ardie Fuqua, who was also critically injured in the accident.

"They don't understand how hurtful it is to see my father be dragged out of the wreckage ...," she wrote, in part, while specifically addressing the celebrity-news website. "This is hurting my heart so bad that this video is posted for all to see."

In the video, a person believed to be Ardie Fuqua is shown being removed from the overturned van by good Samaritans before EMTs arrived. Despite a "Panic in the streets" headline and narration by an upset onlooker, the footage shows a relatively calm response from people on the scene.

The video has not been taken down.

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