Well, technically it’s a gently used kidney, but it’s new to his body so it works. Entertainment Weekly says that Tracy Morgan will be out of at least 2 episodes of 30 Rock next year because he’s recovering from a kidney transplant. Tracy, who suffers from diabetes, got a new kidney installed on December 10th. If the nurse taking my blood misses the vein, I have to call up some kind of trauma hotline to talk the pain out, so if I had a kidney transplant I’d be hugging my Pillow Person in the fetal position for weeks. But Tracy Morgan is built from stronger parts, because he’s already out doing shit. Tracy was at the Knicks game on Friday night. Tracy’s rep had this to say about the whole thing:
“Tracy is doing well and taking some much needed time to recover after the surgery. He is looking forward to going back to work after the holidays.”
The writers of 30 Rock will explain Tracy’s absence by saying that he had some sort of breakdown.
Get better, Tracy! Try the sugar-free Jello and all that. Oh, and congratulations to the medical team who operated on Tracy. Unless they soaked in Spermacide, downed a birth control shake and slipped a NuvaRing on every one of their fingers before the surgery, they’re now pregnant with Tracy’s babies.