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April 24, 2014

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Tracy Morgan Recovering From Kidney Transplant

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The hit NBC sitcom '30 Rock' may have to go without one of its stars.

Comedian Tracy Morgan is currently recovering from a kidney transplant, the Associated Press reports.

His publicist released a statement confirming that he had the surgery earlier this month and is doing well and taking "much needed time" to recover.

Morgan was diagnosed with diabetes in 1996 and it took running a 104-degree fever, while on the set of '30 Rock,' for the Queens native to finally comply with his doctor's orders to take medication and change his diet.

His health condition has even been written into the '30 Rock' story line.


After the holidays, the 42 year-old is expected to return to filming the New York-based show to resume his character Tracy Jordan, a caricature of himself.

In 2009, the former 'Saturday Night Live' cast member was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Another '30 Rock' cast member, Grizz Chapman, who has a recurring role as Grizz Griswold, also received a new kidney in July of 2010.

There's no word on whether Morgan's surgery would affect production of '30 Rock.'






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