Tracy Morgan has put the accident that nearly took his life three years ago behind him, and he's looking forward to fulfilling his second shot at life and his career. The actor also discussed the power of forgiveness and how that helped him move on from the tragedy.
The comedian, best known for the series "30 Rock," spoke emotionally about his recovery following his accident in 2014 after a truck rear-ended his limo bus at the New Jersey Turnpike. A lot has definitely changed since then and Morgan acknowledged his second chance from God.
"I know why God spared my life that day in that accident," the actor said in his speech during a screening of his new comedy series, "The Last O.G" on TBS. "It was to bring love and to bring hope," he added.
Morgan said that the last three years of his life were spent in rehabilitation and recovery from a coma and a traumatic brain injury. But these years were the most important ones despite the circumstances of loss and tragedy because it helped him change into a better man.
The actor also paid tribute in his speech to writer and friend James McNair who died in that accident. He also acknowledged rapper and good friend Busta Ryhmes for helping and inspiring him to work at getting better during his therapies.
Morgan also told the Today Show that he has forgiven the driver of the truck that hit him and his friends because he doesn't want to be bitter. He wants to focus more on living his life and enjoying every moment.
"I'm just trying to run my race. But if you're afraid of death, you've never lived," the comedian said.
"The Last O.G." is Morgan's comeback series, and it reflects second chances as well. The actor plays an ex-con named Tray who was in prison for 15 years and has to start his life over in Brooklyn. It will air on TBS beginning Tuesday, April 3, at 10:30 p.m. EDT.