The past couple of years have been tumultuous for Tracy Morgan following a horrible car accident that left him massively injured and his close friend dead. But an Emmy nomination for his stint hosting "Saturday Night Live" has him in good spirits. He released the following statement Thursday.
Comedian Tracy Morgan, who has not performed since suffering serious injuries in a car crash last year, will host an episode of sketch show "Saturday Night Live" this fall, television network NBC said on Monday.
Returning to stand-up and on-screen performances after his near-fatal accident would not only allow Tracy Morgan reunite with what he referred to as one of his loves, it would lead to a continuation of his successful career.
One year after that horrific crash, Tracy Morgan said he's working hard to recover, but still has a ways to go to get back to where he once was.
"I can't wait to make them laugh again," the recovering comedian says of his fans.
Tracy Morgan has been offline since the June 2014 accident that left him critically injured—but he made a comeback Monday to tweet, “It’s been a year. Just wanted to say thank you for all of your love and support. Will see you soon.”
Tracy Morgan broke his silence Monday on TODAY over the car crash that nearly claimed his life, and paid emotional tribute to his late friend and mentor, comic James McNair.
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Tracy Morgan is scheduled to join Today’s Matt Lauer for an interview on Monday, which will mark the first TV appearance for the former Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock star after he suffered debilitating injuries in a car crash last June. Since the accident—in which a Wal-Mart tractor-trailer struck Morgan’s limo-bus—Morgan has sued Wal-Mart for negligence, and news broke yesterday that the suit was settled for a confidential and presumably huge sum of money.
The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary special was packed with celebs, but one noteworthy face was missing — Tracy Morgan. The longtime comedian was a recurring cast member for eight seasons on SNL before going on to star on 30 Rock with Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin.