Tracy Morgan, who plays an out-sized version of himself on the hit NBC comedy “30 Rock,” is doing well and taking “much-needed time” to recover from the surgery earlier this month to replace a kidney, a rep has confirmed.
Morgan, 42, suffers from diabetes and organ failure is often a complication of the disease, if not treated properly.
The actor-comedian expects to return to work on the New York-based NBC sitcom after the holidays, the rep said.
“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 statement said.
Morgan plays the goofy star of a TV show on “30 Rock.”
Another “30 Rock” cast member, Grizz Chapman, also received a new kidney earlier this year.
Chapman is now a national spokesman for the U.S. Kidney Foundation.
Morgan had surgery Dec. 10 to replace the kidney.
Morgan was cavalier about his diabetes, which he’s had for 15 years, until a doctor told in he could lose a foot or do further damage to his body by letting the disease go untreated.
“That was it for me. Now I take my insulin every day,” he told Time magazine in 2006.