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Tracy Morgan kidney transplant means he'll miss some '30 Rock'

Tracy Morgan and wife Sabina Tracy Morgan is recovering from a kidney transplant and will miss taping at least two or three episodes of "30 Rock" while he recuperates, EW.com reports.

Morgan, who was diagnosed with diabetes in 1996 but said he didn't take it seriously at first, had the surgery around Dec. 10, the mag says. The comic and "SNL" alum was spotted out at an NBA game on Friday, but that's hardly like work.

His character's absence from the show will be covered, EW said, with a story line that includes a meltdown over something good that has happened to him -- hey, perhaps he'll finally earn EGOT status? At any rate, no need to panic until March, because that's when the missing-Morgan episodes will air.

"He is looking forward to going back to work after the holidays," his rep said in a statement.

Fans will be relieved to learn that the operation was not performed by Dr. Leo Spaceman.


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Photo: Tracy Morgan arrives with wife Sabina at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in L.A. on Aug. 29, 2010. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times




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Who donated the kidney?
There are over 6,500 people waiting for a donor kidney in the USA.

Yet TWO actors from "thirty rock" get a transplant less than 6 months apart?

If it wasn't a family member (we know it wasn't) then WHO?
If not a close friend, this should be investigated.

Too much fraud surrounding organ transplants in this country, not saying Tracy did anything wrong, just seems QUITE suspicious that he'd be the 2nd cast member to find a match in the last 6 months.

What are the odds of that?
Pretty Low.

Andrew Bynum donated the kidney.

Tracy Morgan congraulation on your transplant, I wish you well, my name is Deliavette Kirby a fellow dialysis patient. I don't know how long you experience dialysis, but I've been on dialysis for over 20 years, with two transplant both failing within one year each. As you know there is not a voice for this disease, I have a story I just want someone to hear me, I would like to be the voice for kidney disease that no one could hear, kidney disease is like an untold secret that millions of people have unless someone famous happens to get it. I've been trying to get it out to the world that we really are not talk about enough and kidney disease is a dying disease too. My two sisters and I was all diagnoise with kidney disease since 1989 over 20 years ago, with one passing away in 2007 at age 42. My desire is to be the voice for kidney disease and you as a cleberity understanding can assist me in my fight to get the word out, awaiting your responds and I can be reached at 951-897-1112.


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