Comedian Tracy Morgan is “just happy to be alive.”
Two years after a limo bus carrying Morgan was struck by a Walmart tractor-trailer, leaving him in critical condition, as well as a broken leg, nose and ribs, the “30 Rock” alum works to reclaim his position as a comedic titan.
On Saturday, Sept. 10, the 46-year-old attended the Creative Arts Emmys, where he was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” According to the actor, just being nominated “means everything” following the horrific accident that took the life of his close friend, James McNair, ET reports.
“I came back from a place that nobody thought I was going to come back from, you know? This is for all the survivors and my boy, Jimmy Mack, [James McNair, who died in the accident] and it means a lot to me,” he said. “It really means a lot to me just to be alive. So I’ve transcended show business in that sense. I’m just happy to be alive.”
Of course, the Cop Out actor’s return was not the result of one man’s effort. Morgan went on to praise his wife, Megan Wollover, who stood by his side throughout his recovery, and accompanied him on Saturday’s red carpet. “She’s my strength, she’s my wisdom. That’s my lady, that’s my wife, and all of that is self-explanatory.”
While Morgan has several projects on the horizon, for now, he’s taking life one day at a time. “What’s next at this point? I’m just going to say one word, it’s self-explanatory: tomorrow,” he said.
Last November, Morgan opened up to Entertainment Tonight about his recovery, crediting his baby girl, Maven, for helping him learn to walk once more. “Me and [Maven] started walking at the same time,” Morgan said. “When my daughter started walking, she took me and Moms [Morgan’s wife Megan Wollover] right there, first step. I was in the wheelchair and I said, ‘I’m walking, too,’ and a week later I was standing.”
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