Tracy Morgan continues to pick up the pieces from his 2014 car crash. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the comedian-actor opened up about the difficult times he faced after he was seriously injured in an accident that left him hospitalized.
“My thoughts — I was in a very dark place. I was sitting right here, contemplating suicide. I couldn’t walk,” Morgan revealed of that point in his life.
As for how he pushed through the pain, the 47-year-old focused on the many things he has to live for, like his wife, Megan, and their 2-year-old daughter, Maven. “It’s gonna take more than 18 wheels for me to get out of here. I have to raise my girl, raise my wife, raise my family,” Jordan said, going on to say he counts his exotic pets as among the things keeping him going. “Gotta keep my octopus alive. Gotta keep my sharks alive. Those are God’s creatures! I’m needed!”
Unfortunately for the “30 Rock” actor, he’s still haunted by the loss of his mentor and friend, James “Uncle Jimmy Mack” McNair. “Emotionally, it’s hard for me to deal with,” said Morgan. “I asked everybody to be there that night. I have to live with that. But I had to forgive myself. I know Jimmy would want it like that.”
Following his wedding in August, Morgan credited his 29-year-old wife with standing by his side through the tough times. “Megan was by my side throughout all of the hard times of this past year,” he told PEOPLE at the time. “She is my rock, and I couldn’t be happier to have her take my last name. We are the Morgans!”
As previously reported, on June 7, 2014, Morgan and six others were riding in a limo bus when they were struck by Jonesboro, Georgia, resident Kevin Roper and his Walmart truck. The former “Saturday Night Live” star was in critical condition after suffering a traumatic brain injury, broken ribs and a broken leg.