Just hours before showing up during Tina Fey’s cold open on “Saturday Night Live,” Tracy Morgan appeared at Vulture Festival to share an important message: He loves us all, and there’s “not a motherfucking thing you can do about it.” Now starring on “The Last O.G.” after years on “SNL” and “30 Rock,” the actor and comedian was seriously injured in a car accident four years ago. His friend and collaborator James McNair was killed in the crash, and Morgan’s recovery took well over a year.
“Y’all seen that fucking accident. Don’t play coy. Y’all seen it. I’m here talking to you now. With all my faculties, talking to you. There was no fucking way I was supposed to walk away from that,” he said.
Things have slowly gotten better him isince he suffered a brain injury and nearly died. “I was gazing at my wife the other night, she was cooking. She turned around, she says, ‘What you looking at?’ I said, ‘My life, my future’.”
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“I had to come back to y’all. I fought hard. I fought. All of us did. I went through hell,” Morgan added. “You’re going through hell right now? Go through hell. Just don’t come back with empty hands. I came back with a lot of love and forgiveness. The hardest part about my fucking accident was forgiving that fucking driver.”