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It's hard to believe that it's been almost an entire year since comedian Tracy Morgan was involved in a tragic car accident that nearly took his life. Now, after months of healing, Morgan has decided to open up for the first time about the deadly crash and spoke with Matt Lauer on the Today Show about how he's healing, coping and what plans he's making for the future.
"I can't believe I'm here. I can't believe I'm in front of you," an emotional Morgan told Lauer. The comedian dealt with several broken bones and serious brain trauma after the limousine he was riding in was rear-ended by a Walmart truck. Two of the other passengers in the limo were also seriously injured, and Morgan's close friend and fellow comic James McNair was killed in the collision.
Morgan was in a coma for two-weeks after the accident and has been on the path to recovery ever since, although he still faces daily struggles.
"There are times where I have my good day and my bad days, where I forget things," he said. "There are times where I get the headaches, and the nose bleeds. I won't even let my lady know because I don't want her to be worried about it."
Morgan has also had to deal with the heavy emotional toll of the accident and losing a friend. In the interview, he thanked his family and friends for keeping his spirits up. Although Morgan also admitted that although he has no memory of the accident, he watches videos of the crash on YouTube everyday.
"I had to know what happened to my friend. I had to know. I had to pay my respects, and that was my way," he said.
Toward the end of the interview, Lauer asked Morgan about his plans (if any) on returning to the comedy scene.
"I love comedy. I'll never stop loving her," Morgan said. "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 because I'm not 100 percent yet, I'm not. And when I'm there, you'll know it. I'll get back to making you laugh. I promise you."
You can watch Morgan's entire Today Show interview below.