Comic Tracy Morgan, who once joked during a stand-up routine that he’d stab his son if the youngster acted gay, is back in the news with more family-related drama.
Morgan issued an apology for his gay joke but is not responding to claims by his mother that he will not help her financially.
Alicia Warden of Ohio, who discussed her plight with the New York Daily News on the condition that her address was not revealed, said she faces foreclosure and is about to have her utilities disconnected because she cannot pay. She told the NYDN that she owes less $25,000 on her home, but that her son would only offer a gift of $2,000 when she requested financial assistance after her unemployment benefits ran out.
“My mom’s house isn’t extravagant, but it’s her home. Her health is failing. She has diabetes, and her legs are giving out on her,” his sister Asia Morgan said. “This would be a drop in the bucket for Tracy. She has a son that can do, and she’s done everything that she could possibly could for her family.”
Asia added, just in case anyone was unclear how she feels about her brother:
“He’s never been a nice person. Money’s just made it worse.”
Earlier this month Tracy Morgan was rushed to a hospital after collapsing at the Sundance Film Festival. His representative said he succumbed to a combination of exhaustion and altitude, and Morgan soon tweeted news of his recovery: “Superman ran into a little kryptonite. The high altitude in Utah shook up this kid from Brooklyn.” He is back at work filming “30 Rock,” he said in another post.
Morgan was at Sundance to receive the Spotlight Initiative Award.
- Jennifer Brett/The Buzzfirstname.lastname@example.org