Tracy Morgan Speaks for the 1st Time Since Accident: ‘I’m OK. I Feel Strong’

The 45-year-old comedian is on the mend, even asking that his car be stopped so he could tell reporters gathered near his New Jersey home that he was feeling better.  

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Tracy Morgan arriving for the 2010 White House Correspondents Association dinner May 1, 2010, in Washington, D.C. 

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Looks like Tracy Morgan will be back to his old tricks in no time.

Morgan spoke out for the first time since a Wal-Mart truck crashed into his limousine, killing his good friend and mentor, James “Uncle Jimmy Mack” McNair, and leaving him hospitalized with a broken nose, broken femur, cracked ribs and a broken leg.

The 45-year-old comedian spoke Monday to news reporters gathered outside his Cresskill, N.J., home.

"I'm OK," he said, according to the New York Daily News. "I feel strong."

Morgan even flashed a peace sign and thanked those gathered around his house.

After using a walker to make his way to a waiting Lincoln Navigator, he asked that the car be stopped to tell those gathered, "Love you, thank you very much," the Daily News reports.

It was Morgan's first time speaking publicly since the June 7 accident that left the 30 Rock star seriously injured.

A rep for Morgan told ABC News that although the comedian has been released from a rehabilitation center and moved home, he must continue his recovery "with an aggressive outpatient program."

"He asked me to pass along his sincerest gratitude to everyone who has helped him get to this point," his publicist told ABC News. "He would also appreciate some privacy during this crucial point in his recovery."

On Saturday it was reported that Morgan has filed suit against Wal-Mart, charging that the big-box company was responsible for the crash and should have known that truck driver Kevin Roper, 35, had been awake for more than 24 hours.

"Wal-Mart was careless and negligent in the ownership and operation of its motor vehicle, which caused Mr. Morgan to suffer severe personal injuries," the complaint states, according to the New York Post. "As a direct and proximate result of said collision, Mr. Morgan was caused to sustain severe, painful bodily injuries, including but not limited to multiple fractures which required multiple surgeries, extensive medical treatment and will require significant physical rehabilitation."