Nearly one year after he survived a traumatic car crash, Tracy Morgan has spoken out about the accident and his recovery for the first time in an emotional live interview.
“I can’t believe I’m here. I can’t believe I’m in front of you. I can’t believe I’m just here, and just seeing the tragedy that happened. It touches me,” the 46-year-old began his Today sit-down with Matt Lauer on Monday, June 1.
Tracy during his first interview since the crash on Monday, June 1, 2015.
“I’ve been down… there are times where I have my good days and my bad days, where I forget things. There are times where I get the headaches, and the nose bleeds. I won’t even let my lady know because I don’t want her to be worried about it,” he said of his continued recovery.
Last June, a Walmart truck slammed into a limo van carrying the 30 Rock star and his friends on the New Jersey Turnpike. Following the accident — which killed Tracy’s friend James McNair and seriously injured two others — the actor underwent extensive physical therapy to treat a broken leg, nose and ribs and a traumatic brain injury.
Tracy with his fiancée, Megan Wollover, in September 2013.
“He was a close friend of mine, a comrade in comedy. He was a loving man, and he was a warm man. He was a good man. It’s just hard for me to see that he’s gone,” Tracy said of his late friend while holding back tears.
Moving forward, Tracy revealed he will eagerly return to the spotlight once he has fully recovered from his injuries.
“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. And when I’m there, you’ll know it. I’ll get back to making you laugh. I promise you,” he said.
Watch Tracy’s interview in the video below.