Tracy Morgan has some dark revelations about his mental health. See the heartbreaking details
It’s been a long road to recovery for Tracy Morgan since his near-death car accident with a Walmart truck two years ago.
In May 2015, Morgan reached a settlement with Walmart, which took responsibility for the crash. While the amount is confidential, Morgan isn't exactly taking pains to hide the fact that it was a whole lot of money.
There are rumors it may have been as high as $90 million. But again, these are just rumors.
In an in-depth interview with Rolling Stone, Tracy reflects on that dark time in his life. During the sit-down, Morgan described what was running through his mind once he woke up from a coma. He revealed that given his new health constraints, he contemplated ending his life:
“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 there contemplating suicide. I couldn’t walk.”
His wife, Megan Wollover also shared her thoughts during that frightful time of Morgan’s recovery:
“We were praying and being hopeful, but we didn’t know what to say to the public.”
The accident took the life of one of his friends, (James "Jimmy Mack" McNair), and left three other people injured. Morgan still moves with a slight limp and suffers the occasional headache, but considering he came out of an 8-day coma with all his faculties, he is amazingly lucky.
And considering Morgan has diabetes and received a kidney transplant back in 2009, he has been through a lot physically as well as mentally.
During the interview, Morgan also touched on one of his first stage appearances since the accident, which was his hosting stint on Saturday Night Live.
“When I was going to come back, it was going to be a train wreck or it was going to be a miracle,” he said. “I decided to give you a miracle.”
When the conversation comes back around to the settlement amount, Morgan plays it off, slipping into his comedy side to make light of the situation:
"I have my Walmart truck, motherfucker! It wasn't Doritos, nigger! It wasn't a Snapples truck! You could make a quiet $5 million off a Snapples truck!"
Everyone is glad Morgan is back and better than ever. He’s flying around the country, and doing his comedy tour to sell out crowds.
It’s just a matter of time before he gets all of us pregnant.