Funny man Tracy Morgan isn’t joking when he says he spoke to God while in a coma after the tragic accident he suffered in June last year, which claimed the life of a friend and nearly took his own.
“I went to the other side,” Morgan told Complex magazine. “This is not something I’m making up. Do you know what God said to me? He said, ‘Your room ain’t ready. I still got something for you to do.'”
Morgan was critically injured last summer when a Walmart tractor-trailer ran into the comedian’s Mercedes limo bus, which had been returning from a stand-up comedy show in Delaware. The vehicle was carrying a total of seven passengers, one of which was also critically injured and flown to the same hospital as Morgan. Comedy writer James McNair, 62, died at the scene, according to authorities. Morgan’s limo driver was unharmed.
The Walmart driver, 35-year-old Kevin Roper, was charged with death by auto, along with four counts of assault by auto, prosecutors said. In May of this year, Morgan settled a lawsuit against the mega retailer, the details of which remain confidential.
The former “30 Rock” cast member also told Complex, “… 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. Something’s going to be missing, something’s going to be gained — you just got to live your life after that.”
And that’s exactly what the comedian and actor is doing. In August, Morgan married his longtime girlfriend, Megan Wollover. In mid October, he made a triumphant return to the stage when he hosted “Saturday Night Live” and performed in three sketches to rave reviews. The comedian’s appearance was not lost on critics. “The sheer fact that Morgan even appeared was a victory unto itself, making the quality of the episode itself something beside the point,” wrote Ryan McGee of Rolling Stone.
These days, the 47-year-old actor tries not to look too far ahead. Instead, he takes each day in stride. “When the sun’s up, I try to get it on and poppin,'” he told the magazine. “When the sun is up, I try to make it happen. That’s what I’m doing, whatever it is! I’m going to do it until I’m satisfied.”