It’s been nearly two years since the horrific car crash that killed comedian Jimmy McNair and left Tracy Morgan and Ardie Fuqua with severe injuries. Tracy Morgan was in a coma for two weeks and spent months recovering from multiple broken bones and a traumatic brain injury. For awhile, it was unclear whether Tracy would ever recover enough to perform stand-up again. Luckily for everyone, Tracy managed to beat the odds. In recent months, Tracy has returned to the comedy scene with a vengeance, even hosting SNL back in October.
This past weekend, Tracy performed a stand-up show for a very special audience — the doctors, nurses, and paramedics who saved his life after the accident. Tracy performed the emotional set at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey, which is only 2 miles from the hospital where he was first treated. He told People magazine:
Last night was one of the most special nights of my life. To be standing on stage with the people that saved my life in the audience was an overwhelming experience. I will never fully be able to thank the doctors, nurses, first responders and everyone else that got me back on that stage enough.
These people are heroes and I love them all from the bottom of my heart. The only good thing that happened on that horrible night was that I was close to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital when the accident happened. God Bless them all.
We can’t imagine how emotional doing a set like this would have been, and we think it’s a great way to say thank you to all the people who were involved in making sure he was able to return to the stage. It’s clear that Tracy is so grateful not only to be alive but to be back doing what he loves best and he’s clearly determined to make the most of it. We’re cheering him on the whole way.
Tracy donated all of the proceeds from the concert to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.