Comedian Tracy Morgan hosted "Saturday Night Live" last Saturday, after a long recovery from catastrophic injuries. The actor and comedian nearly died in a car crash more than a year ago.
During his opening monologue, Morgan spoke of the traumatic June 2014 crash, which claimed the life of his close friend, comedian James McNair. "It was awful," he said, "but it also showed me how much love and support I have ... and here I am."
The comedian also brought a few laughs while poking fun at himself and his mental capacity following his recovery.
Suffered a Serious Brain Injury and Broken Bones
Morgan suffered a serious brain injury in addition to broken bones as a result of the 2014 collision. The accident happened in New Jersey, when a speeding big rig owned by Wal-Mart struck Morgan's vehicle. It was later found that the Wal-Mart truck driver was not only speeding, but he was also driving on zero sleep for 28 hours.
Last June, Morgan said in a TV interview that he had yet to make a 100 percent recovery and he was not sure if he would ever be funny again. However, his performance on SNL last Saturday certainly showed that he can still entertain an audience, as he appeared in almost every skit performed during SNL's 90-minute live show.
During the stage finale at the end of the show, when the actors bid farewell to the audience and fellow cast members, Morgan was joined by his wife and baby daughter.
In addition to last Saturday's SNL broadcast, Morgan also made a public appearance last month at the Emmy awards. He was given a standing ovation when he presented the best drama series award.
Seeking Damages After a Serious Car Accident
When a serious car crash is caused by negligence or unlawful driving behavior -- as was the case in Tracy Morgan's accident -- injured parties may have strong claims to seek financial compensation for personal injury damages in court. Compensation may include money to pay for medical care, disabilities, lost income, pain and suffering, property damages and more.
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