Tracy Morgan Receives Kidney Transplant, Will Miss Several 30 Rock Episodes

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30 Rock star Tracy Morgan is recovering from a kidney transplant and will be written out of the NBC comedy for several episodes this spring as a result.

Executive producer Tina Fey and her staff will explain Tracy's absence by claiming he has a meltdown ... because of a good thing that happens to him.

Yup, sounds like 30 Rock.

Tracy Jordan Picture

It's unclear what necessitated the transplant, but Morgan has battled diabetes for years.

From a writer's perspective, at least this happened to a character you can have go crazy and attribute it to anything to at any time. But from all of us, get well soon, TM/TJ.

Tracy isn't the first member of the cast to undergo this procedure: Grizz Chapman, who plays Tracy’s bodyguard/assistant Grizz, had a kidney transplant earlier this year.

Here's wishing him a speedy recovery from the surgery he underwent Dec. 10. Our 30 Rock quotes library will go on without him, but it just won't be the same.

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Hope he gets well soon!


I don't watch the show, but I must say that this is really horrible and that he gets well soon. :)


30 Rock Quotes

Jenna: Oh, I'm not worried because I have something the other actors don't.
Liz: Don't say your sexuality.
Jenna: My sexuality.
Liz: Oh, god, Jenna! When has that ever worked?
Jenna: When has it not worked?!

Passing out and cursing on St. Patrick's Day. Is nothing sacred anymore?