Tracy Morgan: "I Wonder How I'm Going to Be Funny Again" (Video)
"Thank you very much for saving my life," the former '30 Rock' star said about his fans in an 'NBC Nightly News' interview.
Tracy Morgan visited Saturday Night Live's studio for the first time since his June 2014 traffic accident to discuss his recovery process in an NBC Nightly News sit-down.
Morgan, whose first post-crash interview aired Monday morning on Today, took Matt Lauer on a tour of the NBC sketch series' digs before discussing the challenges of getting back to his old self.
"I have my good days and my bad days," said Morgan, who was joined for the interview by fiancee Megan Wollover and his lawyer. "Sometimes, I don't feel well. Sometimes, emotionally, I don't feel well. I'm really focused on my memory coming back to me, my walking getting better, my balance is still off. I really have to focus on those things."
Morgan admitted that he has been battling depression since the collision that claimed the life of his friend James McNair. Morgan got emotional at various points in the interview, including when Wollover recalled being on the phone with him at the moment that the Walmart truck crashed into the limo van he was riding in. Morgan recently reached a settlement with Walmart.
"I love comedy, and I wonder how I'm going to be funny again, remembering my identity," said the former 30 Rock star. "What do I do? And the fans let me know, 'We can't wait for you to come back. We can't wait for you to come back,' and I can't wait to make them laugh again."
Morgan added: "I want to say thank-you to the people. Thank-you very much for saving my life."
When Lauer suggested that the best thank-you Morgan could give would be to one day return to host SNL, the comedian agreed.
"I promise you — one day, when I'm 100 percent, I'm going to grab that mic, and I'm never going to let it go," he said. "Never. I'm going to be the funniest I can be because I ain't never going to take life for granted no more."
Video of the interview can be seen below.