Tracy Morgan is happy to be alive after suffering a horrific car crash in June 2014, and the actor/comedian isn't shy about expressing gratitude towards the people he credits with saving his life: the doctors, nurses and first responders who cared for him following the fatal six-car pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike.
In fact, Morgan is so grateful to the brave men and women, he returned to the area where he nearly died and put on a special show for them just two miles from the hospital where he was treated. The medical staff from the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital packed the audience at the State Theater in New Brunswick, NJ.
"Last night was one of the most special nights of my life," Morgan told People about the show. "To be standing on stage with the people that saved my life in the audience was an overwhelming experience. I will never fully be able to thank the doctors, nurses, first responders and everyone else that got me back on that stage enough."
He continued, "These people are heroes and I love them all from the bottom of my heart. The only good thing that happened on that horrible night was that I was close to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital when the accident happened. God bless them all."
The accident left Tracy in a coma for eight days and killed his best friend James "Jimmy Mack" McNair. In a revealing interview with Rolling Stone earlier this year, Morgan opened up about just how bad things got. "I was in a very dark place," Morgan recalled. "I was sitting right here, contemplating suicide."
Watch Tracy talk about surviving the horrific crash in the video below:
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