Tracy Morgan is making the most out of every moment after the June 2014 six-vehicle accident that nearly took his life.
In his latest interview with Complex, Morgan talks about his long recovery from his traumatic brain and body injuries. “You’re never going to be normal after you go through something like that. You don’t die for a few weeks and then come back to normal, trust me. Something’s going to be missing, something’s going to be gained — you just got to live your life after that.”
Morgan added, “But after surviving something like that, I’m probably never going to feel normal. I went to the other side. This is not something I’m making up. Do you know what God said to me? He said, ‘Your room ain’t ready. I still got something for you to do.’ And here I am, doing an interview with you.”
Morgan shared how it felt to be back on the Saturday Night Live stage again. “Special — because of the audience, because of me, because of the people. There was so much goodwill and I felt that energy, like, ‘Yo, we happy you alive!’ It wasn’t like they were looking for laughter, no. ‘We just happy you alive and you’re here walking…’ I just want to give it back through my sense of humor.”
But Morgan is wary about making plans for the future. He explained, “I try not to do that. Just living my life, man. When the sun’s up, I try to get it on and poppin’. When the sun is up, I try to make it happen. That’s what I’m doing, whatever it is! I’m going to do it until I’m satisfied.”
But Morgan is ready to get back to comedy. Right after his SNL hosting gig, he tweeted plans for a stand-up tour titled “Picking Up the Pieces.” The stand-up tour will begin Feb 5. in Hammond, Illinois, and conclude on May 28 in Westhampton Beach, New York.