Almost two years after the accident that took the life of a close friend and very nearly took his own, Tracy Morgan is sharing deeply personal details from the experience.
The actor-comedian recently sat down with Oprah Winfrey for her "SuperSoul Sunday" and revealed that during the drug-induced coma he was in after the collision, he spoke to his father — who had died 17 years earlier.
"I was talking to my dad and he had this ... green thing on," he recalled. "I just remember him saying 'I'm not ready for you son,' and I started crying so hard."
Of course, as it turned out, it just wasn't his time.
Morgan eventually woke from the coma to begin a long and difficult healing process — both physically and emotionally.
When he spoke to TODAY's Matt Lauer last year, he said, "I'm not a hundred percent yet — I'm not — and when I'm there you'll know it. I'll get back to making you laugh."
And since then, he's done just that. In October, Morgan even returned to the "Saturday Night Live" stage and hosted the show.
He called that return a miracle, and told Winfrey he's "at peace" now.
"When you're in a coma for eight to ten days, and you survive, trust me, you're at peace," he said. "I've been to the other side, and I came back bearing gifts. These jokes I'm giving y'all, they're gifts."
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