Tracy Morgan ‘Became Emotional & Started Crying’ As He Visited Rehab Center Where He Recovered From Near-Fatal Car Accident
Tracy Morgan took an emotional trip down memory lane and visited the hospital bed where he recovered from his tragic car accident.
In 2014 comedian/actor Tracy Morgan’s luxury tour minibus was hit by a tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike following a comedy gig that took place in Delaware. Tracy Morgan’s friend, comedian Jimmy Mack, died in the accident. Morgan suffered brain damage as a result of the incident and was in a coma as well. He also had to deal with multiple broken bones, memory loss and spent nearly a month recovering at the Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Center.
According to reports, Morgan recently visited the rehabilitation center and exact room he recuperated at following his 2014 crash, and it was a vulnerable experience. A rep for the medical center shared that the ’30 Rock’ actor was so overwhelmed with emotions that he fell to his knees in front of the bed and cried. They said,
“Tracy became emotional and started crying. He was very thankful to all the nurses and doctors who helped him recover. Tracy was joined by nurse Jackie and Dr. [Brian] Greenwald, who cared for him while he was a patient.”
Morgan reportedly shared “the story of his recovery after being in a coma” with current patients and their families at the facility. The insider added,
“[Many of them] called Morgan’s visit inspiring. Several said seeing Morgan’s amazing recovery and return to the national stage as a comic and actor after his brain injury provided inspiration and hope during their own challenges.”
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