Tracy Morgan Reveals He Seriously Considered Committing Suicide Following Accident


It’s almost easy to forget just two years ago Tracy Morgan was going through the darkest period of his life. You look at him now, and it’s like nothing ever happened. He’s back to making us laugh until we puke. You all saw his Danish Girl sketch at the Oscars, right?

But the truth is, we almost lost the comedian. Not once, but twice. He nearly died in the tragic accident that claimed the life of his mentor James McNair. And directly following the accident, we almost lost Morgan again.

In a new and powerful interview with Rolling Stone, the 47-year-old comedian revealed he thought about suicide while trying to recover from the accident…

I said, ‘If my funny ever went away, I’d die.’ And I thought I was going to die for a long time. My thoughts—I was in a very dark place. I was sitting right here, contemplating suicide. I couldn’t walk.

But he’s walking now, and he realizes he has so many things to live for, including his wife Megan Wollover and their daughter Maven. And while Morgan has joked he avoided the “white light” of heaven because he thought it was the police.

He admitted in the interview that he truly believes it was his father who sent him back down to Earth…

He was the one who said, ‘Go home, son. I ain’t ready for you yet.’ I don’t think I cheated death. I think this was the plan. My room wasn’t ready.

Morgan has a new love for life now, and he joked during the interview that “it’s gonna take more than 18 wheels for me to get out of here,” which is a very Morganish thing to say. That’s why we love him. He can make anything funny.

Hopefully the housekeeping team up there in heaven is full of incompetent employees. We don’t want Morgan’s room to ever be ready.