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Tracy Morgan: I Spoke to My Late Father After Deadly Crash


By    |   Monday, 04 April 2016 10:30 PM

Comedian Tracy Morgan opened up to Oprah Winfrey about a 2014 car accident that killed his friend and nearly took his life, saying he spoke to his late father in the days following the incident.

Morgan's father died in 1987.

"When you're in a coma for 8-10 days, you're basically knocking on the door, Morgan said. "I don't remember if I was in the coma or out of the coma, but I remember talking to my dad. He had this green thing on. I just remember him saying, 'I'm not ready for you, son.' And I started crying so hard. I was crying hard probably harder than I cried at his funeral. And I just kept saying, 'Dad.' He was my best friend.

"And then I remember my wife and my daughter just being alive. It always confused me about, what was that? I just know I wasn't ready. My dad was like, 'I'm not ready for you, son.' I could see his face and I was crying so hard. I was talking to him."

Morgan and six friends were on the New Jersey Turnpike heading home after he did a comedy show in Delaware on June 7, 2014 when the SUV they were in was struck from behind by a tractor trailer. The accident claimed the life of Morgan's friend James McNair.

Morgan spent nearly two weeks in a medically induced coma. He has since returned to comedy and said he's dedicating the rest of his life to McNair.

"I just remember that vision with my dad. When I first came out of rehab, my wife says I stayed upstairs in the bed for two weeks. I don't remember none of that stuff," Morgan told Oprah. "I don't remember the accident, I don't remember none of that stuff. I basically just started remembering stuff like five months ago."

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Comedian Tracy Morgan opened up to Oprah Winfrey about a 2014 car accident that killed his friend and nearly took his life, saying he spoke to his late father in the days following the incident.
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