Tracy Morgan Sets Radar Straight on Kidney Story
RadarOnline claims that Tracy Morgan, who recently underwent a kidney transplant, “shocked fans and media by admitting just last week it was his ex, Tanisha Hall, who gave him one of her kidneys, despite the fact he left her for another woman.” The site built its story around “exclusive” quotes from Morgan’s brother, James, and mom, Alicia Warden, who both said they were unaware that the “30 Rock” star needed a transplant.
“I just found out on the Internet last month that he had the operation,” said his brother James. And his mom added, “He didn’t tell me about anything… Someone came and told me they saw it on the Internet, so I was just as shocked.” Well, there’s good reason they didn’t know. Morgan and his relatives have been estranged for some time – and frankly they probably shouldn’t be commenting on his life.
Gossip Cop, however, has the real story directly from Morgan, who did NOT leave Hall for another woman after he received a kidney from her. The couple broke up well before the operation. Morgan tells us exclusively, “While I rarely engage in the rumor mill, the erroneous article on radaronline.com is disrespectful to those who have been so generous to me in a time of need and I feel obligated to set the record straight.”
“It saddens me that my estranged family felt the need to discuss my very personal situation without any facts, but the reality is that Tanisha Hall and I ended our relationship in October and have remained good friends. She was loving enough to give me one of her kidneys for the transplant I needed and I am forever grateful to her and her family for their support.”