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Tracy Morgan Contemplated Suicide After His Horrific Accident

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 25/03/2016 Carly Ledbetter
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When news of Tracy Morgan's car accident spread on June 7, 2014, many feared the comedian wouldn't make it out alive. 

Morgan was in a coma for eight days and woke up blind after an 18-wheeler crashed into his limo bus, killing his friend James McNair and critically injuring two other passengers. Morgan suffered a traumatic brain injury in the accident and also broke multiple bones. Recently, the "30 Rock" star spoke with Rolling Stone about the physical and emotional toll his injuries took on him. 

"I said, 'If my funny ever went away, I'd die,'" Morgan revealed to Rolling Stone at his home in New Jersey. "And I thought I was going to die for a long time. My thoughts -- I was in a very dark place. I was sitting right here, contemplating suicide. I couldn't walk." 

Today, Morgan still struggles with the death of his friend and comedy writer, McNair. 

"Emotionally, it's hard for me to deal with," Morgan said. "I asked everybody to be there that night. I have to live with that. But I had to forgive myself. I know Jimmy would want it like that." 

Nearly two years after the crash, Morgan is back on the road with his stand-up tour "Picking Up The Pieces." He married the mother of his youngest child, Megan Wollover, in an emotional ceremony last year. And, according to an FX announcement in January, Morgan will return to TV screens sometime soon. He's got a lot to live for. 

"I still have shit here to do," Morgan said. "It's gonna take more than 18 wheels for me to get out of here. I have to raise my girl, raise my wife, raise my family."

To read more of Morgan's Rolling Stone interview, head here


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