Even while he's on the mend, Tracy Morgan still knows how to make us smile.
The 45-year-old comedian, who has been from recovering injuries he sustained during a fatal June 7 car crash that left him in critical condition, flashed a wide-eyed grin and a peace sign to a crowd gathered outside his home in Cresskill, N.J. on Monday.
Morgan appeared in good spirits as he interacted with fans during his first post-crash sighting, telling the throng of supporters, "I'm O.K. I feel strong. Love you. Thank you. I appreciate everything."
Over the weekend, the former 30 Rock actor's rep announced that the star had been "released from a rehabilitation center and will continue his recovery at home with an aggressive outpatient program," adding that Tracy "asked me to pass along his sincerest gratitude to everyone who has helped him get to this point. He would also appreciate some privacy during this crucial point in his recovery."
Morgan suffered a broken leg, nose and ribs after a Wal-Mart semi-truck crashed into the SNL alum's limo bus on the New Jersey Turnpike last month, causing it to overturn and spurring a six-vehicle pile up that killed Tracy's comedy mentor, 62-year-old James McNair, known as Jimmy Mack.
The funnyman's optimistic comments come just two days after it was revealed that Morgan is suing Wal-Mart over the deadly wreck. The lawsuit—which was obtained by E! News and also names fellow passengers Ardley Fuqua, a comic, and Morgan's personal assistant Jeffrey Millea, along with the man's wife Krista, as plaintiffs— claims Wal-Mart was "careless and negligent in the ownership and operation of its motor vehicle, which caused Mr. Morgan to suffer severe personal injuries."
Following news of the suit, Wal-Mart released a statement saying they are "cooperating fully with the ongoing investigation" and are "committed to doing the right thing for all involved."
Wal-Mart truck driver Kevin Roper, who was on the job at the time, faces charges of vehicular homicide and four counts of assault by auto. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Last month, federal officials said that Roper was speeding 20 miles over the limit and had been working for 13 and a half hours just before the crash. Morgan's lawsuit alleges Roper had been awake for over 24 hours and says Wal-Mart "knew or should have known," while accusing Roper of falling asleep at the wheel. Federal regulations allow truck drivers to work up to 14 hours a day, with a maximum of 11 behind the wheel.
The actor and the other plaintiffs are seeking a jury trial and punitive and compensatory damages.