On Tuesday, Tracy Morgan appeared on Ellen to talk about his return from that horrific accident that happened on June 2014 and to promote his new movie ‘Fist Fight.’
He starts off saying, “They gave me a two percent chance of living, but God gave me a second chance.”
Ellen tells Tracy, “First of all, you must feel this love wherever you go. That people, you must feel that.”
“It’s a lot of good will for me. And I feel like the Desmond Tutu of show business now,” Tracy jokingly says. “I feel like Gandhi. And I just want to have to opportunity to give it back.”
Ellen says, “Well, there’s nothing better to give the world than laughter. There’s no better thing that you can do for this plant but to make people happy and feel good. Who made you laugh and feel good during that time?
“When I first came out of the coma maybe a week and a half after I came out, Eddie Murphy,” Tracy said. “I spoke to him on the phone and he made me laugh. But I was heavily sedated because I pulverized my femur. So, the pain kept me and I just, I chuckled. I laughed and I thanked him when I got to give him the Mark Twain award.”
Tracy continued to tell us how his 2-year old inspired him to walk again.
“I missed her first birthday because I was in a coma, but I got to see her take her first steps. And that inspired me that night. Me and my wife saw her walk for the first time. I got out my wheelchair and I started to walk.”
Tracy does talk about his new movie, ‘Fist Fight’ with Ice Cube and Charlie Day too. He says, “This was the first project when I came back and I was really nervous. I didn’t know if the comedic instinct was there. I didn’t know if the timing was gonna be there.
That’s right, the new movie ‘Fist Fight’ is his first movie since he came back from his 2014 accident. He’s hosted SNL, presented awards and did a stand-up tour, but this is his first film project.
He said studios don’t usually “mess with people who just got hit by a truck.”
Except for his boy, the director Richie Keen who took a chance on him. He said about the director saying, “He said, ‘Naw, he still got it'”
He continues with, “I had a supporting cast like Charlie Day and Ice and Jillian. They took love and they made it comfortable for me to be funny.”
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