Tracy Morgan Breaks Silence, Talks About Limo Crash

Tracy Morgan Breaks Silence, Talks About Limo Crash
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Tracy Morgan has appeared on TODAY to discuss the car crash that almost took his life.


The well-known actor from “30 Rock” spoke with Matt Lauer about the incident that happened on June 7 last year that claimed the life of his friend and mentor, James McNair.

“The case is settled, but the pain is always going to be there for Jimmy Mac.”

He further said that despite his bones healing, he will ever be able to find comfort in the loss of a dear friend.

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On the day of the accident, the comedian and a few friends were riding in a limousine along the New Jersey Turnpike when a Walmart truck rear-ended them. Morgan suffered a broken leg, along with broken ribs and brain trauma. Two other passengers were injured, but McNair didn’t survive.

An emotional Morgan told Lauer, “I can’t believe I’m here. I can’t believe I’m in front of you.”

He thanked the parademics quick enough to rescue him. He also thanked his family and friends, including “30 Rock” star Tina Fey for checking up on him.

Just last week, Morgan has settled a lawsuit against Walmart. Benedict Morelli, his lawyer, announced that the establishment “took full responsibility for the accident.”

But will Tracy Morgan, known as one of the funniest men in showbiz, continue doing comedy despite the incident?

“I love comedy. I’ll never stop loving her. I love comedy and I can’t wait to get back to her, but right now my goal is just to heal and get better because I’m not 100 percent yet, I’m not,” an optimistic Morgan said.

“And when I’m there, you’ll know it. I’ll get back to making you laugh. I promise you.”