Tracy Morgan returns to the Emmys: ‘I had to not be so emotional in the moment’

21 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Tracy Morgan makes triumphant return to Emmys stage: ‘I miss you guys so much’.

After spending months of recovering from serious injuries sustained in a car accident, comedian Tracy Morgan made his triumphant return to the spotlight at the 67th Emmy Awards on Sunday night.

Morgan saluted the standing ovation he received before thanking his doctors, family, and fans for the “love, prayers and positive thoughts over the past fifteen months.” “Only recently I’ve started to feel like myself again. Morgan’s presentation of the night’s final award was one of the ceremony’s biggest moments and the culmination of months of rehabilitation and work by the comedian.

A Wal-Mart tractor-trailer rear-ended his limo bus, killing fellow comedian James McNair and leaving Morgan’s representatives wondering whether the Emmy-nominated “30 Rock” star would ever perform again. Federal investigators determined the truck driver was fatigued at the time and they also faulted the comedian and others in the limo for not wearing seatbelts, which contributed to the severity of the injuries. Last month, it was announced he would host “SNL” in October. “When I got home, it really hit me,” an emotional Morgan, who said he often thought of McNair, told Matt Lauer. “And every day I would just watch the accident on YouTube.

And one day I came across his funeral on YouTube and I just — I lost it for about a week.” “Last year, Jimmy Kimmel said on this stage, ‘We’ll see you back here on this stage, Tracy Morgan,’” Morgan said. “Well, Jimmy, thanks to my amazing doctors and the support of my family — my beautiful new wife — I’m here, standing on my own two feet.” Morgan thanked the audience for “prayers” and “positive thoughts,” and offered details of his recovery. Just as it seemed he might be losing strength — his speech was somewhat halting — he cracked a joke. “It’s been a long road back,” he said. “I suffered a traumatic brain injury that put me in a coma for eight days.

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