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It’s been a year since Tracy Morgan was in a terrible auto accident that put him in a coma for two weeks and killed his friend, James McNair. He appeared on Today this morning to discuss his recovery and his future, and according to him, a return to comedy is definitely in his future.
In an emotional interview with Matt Lauer, Morgan discussed the difficulty with his recovery. Near the end of the interview, when Lauer asked him what his goals were, Morgan mentioned this:
”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. Cause I’m not 100% yet… and when I’m better, you’ll know it. I’ll get back to making you laugh. I promise you.
It’s good to hear that Morgan is doing well enough that a return to stage and screen are real possibilities. Morgan had been set for a new FX comedy series, Death Pact, barely a month before the accident. Afterwards, FX announced that the show was “on hold” but had not been canceled. One year later, we will have to see if the show is still looking to move forward once Morgan is ready. Morgan’s last film was Chris Rock’s Top Five, and he can also be seen in the recent Accidental Love. (Although it was just released, it was filmed seven years ago.) He’s also got one film role available if he wants it, as Kay Cannon, the script writer on the Pitch Perfect films, apparently has a place for him if Pitch Perfect 3 ever happens.
Morgan looked to be in good shape, considering the injuries he received when the limo van he was in collided with a Wal-Mart tractor trailer last year. He was carrying a cane and was obviously emotional over the death of his friend, who was known to many as Jimmy Mac. He broke down when speaking about him:
”The case is settled, but the pain is always going to be there for Jimmy Mac. He was a close friend of mine. He was a loving man, he was a warm man. He was a good man. It just hurts me to see that he’s gone — that’s it.
Check out the full interview here:
We look forward to seeing Morgan again when he’s up to it. While it may still be some time before he's ready to return to comedy, he seems to be healing well. However he returns, he will certainly be welcomed back warmly.