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Tracy Morgan's 2-year-old daughter a 'star player' in helping him walk again

Tracy Morgan's 2-year-old daughter, Maven, gets much of the credit for helping him heal after the June 2014 crash that sent him into a coma.
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Tracy Morgan's 2-year-old daughter, Maven, gets much of the credit for helping him heal after the crash that sent him into a coma.

On "The Tonight Show" Monday, Morgan recalled how hearing his then-14-month-old daughter call him “dada” for the first time lifted his spirits following the horrific June 2014 crash.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Tracy Morgan and daughter Maven Morgan attend the Fourth Annual Week Of Greatness Kick Off Event Hosted By Tracy Morgan at The Wooly on November 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)Getty Images

"That's the reason I survived. For her. Her and my wife," Morgan said. "Those are my star players."

Watching her take her first steps also gave a spark to his healing process.

"It inspired me to get out of my wheelchair and take my first steps," Morgan said.

The comedian in him couldn't end the precious story without cracking a joke at the end, so he spoke about watching her run around with a dirty diaper.

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"One day I saw her running down the hall in a doo-doo pamper [diaper] and I started running down the hall wearing my doo-doo pamper," Morgan joked. "I was still pooping on myself... I liked pooping on myself."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: (L-R) Actor/comedian Tracy Morgan, Maven Sonae Morgan and Megan Wollover pose in the press room at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)Getty Images

Meanwhile, Morgan is planning a return to TV with a just-announced FX comedy series written by "Key & Peele's" Jordan Peele.

He's also launching a "Picking Up The Pieces" comedy tour in February.