You may know him as Brian Fellows or Tracy Jordan, but to one Youngstown woman, he is Tracy Morgan, her son.
“I still love my son. He’s my son. I always will love him. I worry about him,” said Alicia Warden.
The mother of the comedian, 30 Rock star, and former Saturday Night Live cast member is seeking his help in keeping her home on Hilton Avenue.
“I’m, you know, I’m doing the best I can. I don’t ask anybody for anything,” Warden said.
Alicia Warden bought her home on Youngstown’s South Side 13 years ago to be closer to family while fighting cancer. She survived that battle, but now she is facing a new obstacle, which is foreclosure.
Warden was laid off from work last year and fell behind on her mortgage payments. In desperation, she reached out to her estranged son, Tracy Morgan, for help.
“When he called, late that night, and I just told him that I am having a problem with my mortgage, can you help me and he told me to just hold on and he will get somebody,” Warden said.
Morgan’s accountant called saying they would offer her a one-shot deal of $2,000. Warden said she was hurt her son didn’t call himself.
The $2,000 offer won’t help. She owes $25,000 total and foreclosure proceedings are set to begin Feb. 23.
“If the worst happens, then I am in the street. I’m not going to live with anybody. They have their own children and families. So, I go to the shelter,” Warden said.
Warden said she feels her son wrote her off because of his father’s death after they divorced. She added that Morgan’s book, titled “I am the new black” also has caused her pain.
“Basically he made me look like I was a prostitute. Me and my husband, everything in his book is a total lie,” Warden said.
Warden said times have been hard and she has struggled with the choice of paying her utilities or paying for prescriptions. She added that she suffers from diabetes and has high blood pressure.
She is hoping that her son will change his mind. Otherwise, she may be forced out of her home.
Morgan sent the following statement Wednesday night in response to his mother’s claims:
“I am saddened that these untrue stories about me have people questioning my commitment to my family. For reasons that are between us, I have not seen my mother in 11 years and outside of a random call here and there, have had little to no contact with my sister. We all have personal family issues that we have to deal with in life, but I choose to deal with mine in private and not through the media.”