Tracy Morgan took the stage on Saturday night for a very special show. He performed for the doctors and nurses who cared for him following a serious accident in 2014.
“Last night was one of the most special nights of my life,” Morgan told People magazine. “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.”
In June 2014, a tractor-trailer collided with Morgan's minibus on the New Jersey Turnpike. The crash killed Morgan’s friend, 62-year-old comedian James McNair.
Morgan, who was rushed to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick by helicopter, suffered a serious brain injury and several broken bones. He was in a coma for about two weeks.
On Saturday, the “30 Rock” actor performed a concert at the State Theatre, located just 2 miles away from the hospital.
“These people are heroes and I love them all from the bottom of my heart,” Morgan said about the medical professionals gathered at the event. “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.”
Morgan has previously shared his gratitude to the staff of the hospital. In an emotional interview with Matt Lauer on "TODAY" last year, Morgan said he owed his survival and recovery to them.
“When I first came out of the coma, I was a mess,” Morgan said. “I would curse out every day, I’d throw things at [my nurse], and the only thing she’d say me was everything was going to be all right.”