After his tragic car accident a year ago, actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is not 100 percent back to his normal self yet, but he has vowed to return to comedy after completing his recovery. The comedian's limo van was hit by a Wal-Mart truck on June 7, 2014, in a tragic accident that killed his friend and left Morgan in a coma with catastrophic injuries.
Morgan was with his lawyer during an NBC interview on the "Today" show Monday. He was teary-eyed when he made the proclamation that he will one day return to comedy. However, he also admitted that he has not completely healed and he needed more time to get better.
Morgan's Promise to Come Back to Comedy
During the interview, Morgan said, "I love comedy and I can't wait to get back to it. But right now my goal is just to heal and get better because I'm not 100 percent yet...And when I'm there, you'll know it. I'll get back to making you laugh, I promise you."
The 46-year-old comedian and other crash victims reached a legal settlement with Wal-Mart regarding the incident last week. The conditions and terms of the settlement are confidential. Wal-Mart has issued statements that it is deeply sorry that its truck played a role in the collision.
Losing His Friend Was the Hardest for Morgan
Morgan suffered broken bones, a serious head injury and he was left in a coma following the incident. He is still recovering and has regular nosebleeds and headaches. However, he says that losing his good friend is the hardest thing for him to bear.
Morgan said his friend who died in the accident, James 'Jimmy Mack' McNair, was a warm and good man. He said that broken bones will heal but the pain of losing a friend will never heal. However, Morgan did say that Wal-Mart took responsibility and has done well to right the wrong -- something he said will help Mack rest in peace.
Wal-Mart settled the wrongful death suit that McNair's children filed against it for $10 million, which will be split between the children.
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