March 25, 2016


Tracy Morgan Was 'Contemplating Suicide' During Recovery From Fatal Car Crash

Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

In the summer of 2014, actor Tracy Morgan was severely injured in a car accident involving an 18-wheeled, semi-trailer truck. His long road to recovery from the crash—which involved an eight-day coma and extensive surgery—is the subject of a captivating feature in the new issue of Rolling Stone.  

Although Morgan is now reviving his career, he apparently contemplated suicide during his gruesome period of recovery.

Morgan told RS:

"If my funny ever went away, I'd die. 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...My wife heard all the screaming...She changed all the bedsheets when I shit on myself. She knows."

The lengthy Rolling Stone piece glosses over Morgan's legal settlement from the accident (it was apparently "a whole lot of money"), and discusses the comedian's first stand-up tour since he fought for his life. 

Morgan's tour, which will no doubt induce roaring laughs and earn him many deserved plaudits, is happening now.