Tracy Morgan on coma: ‘I went to the other side’ and spoke to God
(CNN) — Tracy Morgan says his life will never be the same after a near-fatal car crash in June 2014 — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
In an interview with Complex, the “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” funnyman opened up on life after the collision, which killed longtime friend and comedian James McNair and left Morgan in a coma for two weeks.
“You’re never going to be normal after you go through something like that. You don’t die for a few weeks and then come back to normal, trust me,” he said. “Something’s going to be missing, something’s going to be gained — you just got to live your life after that. But after surviving something like that, I’m probably never going to feel normal.”
Morgan said he “went to the other side” while he was in his coma and learned that his time on Earth was not quite up.
“This is not something I’m making up,” Morgan said. “Do you know what God said to me? He said, ‘Your room ain’t ready. I still got something for you to do.’ And here I am, doing an interview with you.”
Morgan said he’s taking life one day at a time — “just living my life” — with no big plans beyond a stint as Foot Locker’s latest spokesman and a 2016 tour.
Morgan returned to “Saturday Night Live” as host in October, an experience he described as “special.”
“There was so much goodwill and I felt that energy, like, ‘Yo, we happy you alive!’ It wasn’t like they were looking for laughter, no. ‘We just happy you alive and you’re here walking,’ ” he said.
“And that made it special for me. I just want to give it back through my sense of humor.”
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