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Tracy Morgan Discusses His Near-Death Experience With Oprah

4/4/2016 10:43pm EDT
Tracy Morgan Tells Oprah About His Near-Death Experience, Says H
Tracy Morgan said he learned it just wasn't his time to go.

That's what the comedian told Oprah Winfrey during a sit-down interview on Sunday, April 3 about the aftermath of his nearly-fatal car accident in June 2014. Morgan told Winfrey that while he was in a coma he had a near-death experience that included talking to his late father, Jimmy Morgan Sr., in heaven.

“I was talking to my dad. He had this green thing on and I just remember him saying, ‘I’m not ready for you, son,’ and I started crying so hard,” Morgan, 47, told Winfrey.

Morgan said that his dad told him that he needed to go...

'SNL' Recap: A Fully Recovered Tracy Morgan Returns Home

10/18/2015 8:00am EDT
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A little over a year after emerging from a terrible car accident that nearly killed him, Tracy Morgan called up his “co-Obi-Wan Kenobi” Lorne Michaels (whom he loves like his daddy) to let him know that he wanted to come home as soon as he got on his feet. There was legitimate concern that he would have trouble making it through the grind of the whole 90 minutes, or if he could even walk on his own. He acknowledges in his monologue that his mental capacity may not be at 100%, but the truth is, it never has been. This is perhaps the biggest and most successful comeback story in “SNL” history...

Wait, Walmart Paid Tracy Morgan How Much?!

9/4/2015 7:25pm EDT
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It’s no surprise that Walmart owes Tracy Morgan a massive sum of money for the June 2014 collision that killed comedian Jimmy Mack and left the comedian severely injured. But according to TMZ, the final number’s more than anyone could have expected: 90 million dollars.

TMZ overheard that huge eight-figure sum on Charlamagne Tha God’s hit radio show, The Breakfast Club. Actor Damon Wayans was a guest on the show, revealing that Walmart and Morgan settled their case for the whopping amount of $90 mil.

Wayans' leak probably wasn’t intentional, either. He mentioned Morgan’s huge cash payout c...

Tracy Morgan Weds Longtime Girlfriend

8/24/2015 11:22am EDT
Tracy Morgan Marries, Waited To 'Walk Wife Down The Aisle' After
Comedian Tracy Morgan is now a married man.

Morgan, who almost lost his life in a 2014 crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, waited until he could "walk his wife down the aisle" before saying "I do."

The comedian is now wed to longtime girlfriend Megan Wollover.

The couple has a two-year-old daughter, Maven.

Morgan's representative revealed that the comedian had wed to People Magazine.

"After almost losing Tracy last year, I am so grateful to finally be married to the love of my life," Wollover said to the magazine. See the gorgeous wedding photo here.

"We have been through so much and o...

Mark Your Calendar For This Special Night

8/18/2015 3:00pm EDT
Tracy Morgan To Return To 'Saturday Night Live' This Fall As Hos
It's always fun when a former Saturday Night Live cast member returns to host, but long-time fans of the NBC program will want to mark off October 17 for an extra special appearance.

Tracy Morgan will be making his triumphant return to comedy 14 months after he suffered extensive injuries in a well-publicized car accident by hosting an episode of SNL.

Saturday Night Live announced that Morgan will be the third host of the upcoming season, following Miley Cyrus on October 3 and Amy Schumer on October 10. Morgan responded to the news on Twitter, saying that he was "stoked to be going home....

These Celebrities Came Close To Death

7/22/2015 2:00pm EDT
24 Celebs That Came Close To Death
You might not think you’ve got much in common with the biggest celebrities in the world, but do you remember the time you almost stepped in front of that bus zooming down the street? Yeah, they know how you feel. Celebrities might seem immortal to the public eye — and that’s part of the reason why it’s such a shock when one passes away — but the reality is, celebs come close to death way often than one would believe. From gun shots to car accidents, here are some celebrities that came close to death.

Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan was involved in a devastating car wreck in 2014, where he was ...

Tracy Morgan Is Living Large These Days Post Walmart Settlement?

7/13/2015 7:13pm EDT
Tracy Morgan driving in NYC
Tracy Morgan is back, and in a major way.

The 30 Rock star, who was severely injured a year ago in a New Jersey Turnpike fatal crash, was seen driving an expensive Lamborghini over the weekend in New York. Morgan's close friend and comedian, James McNair aka Uncle Jimmy Mack, died in the deadly Walmart crash. Tracy sustained serious brain injuries and multiple fractures.

Writes Daily Mail: "The image is a shocking one as previously the comedian has only been seen struggling to walk with a cane as he recovered from his multiple car crash injuries, which he claims includes trauma to his b...

Tracy Morgan Makes First Appearance Since 2014 Car Crash

6/1/2015 6:31pm EDT
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Tracy Morgan made his first public appearance in nearly a year on Monday, opening up about the horrific car accident that left him in a coma for two weeks and killed one of his best friends.

The actor made an appearance on The Today Show for an interview with host Matt Lauer and shared the news that his lawsuit against Walmart has been settled, but his pal James "Jimmy Mack" McNair's death in the crash is something that will haunt him forever.

"The case is settled but the pain is always going to be there for Jimmy Mack," a teary-eyed Morgan said. "He was a close friend of mine. A comrade ...

Tracy Morgan Highway Crash Lawsuit Finally Over?

5/28/2015 12:24pm EDT
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Tracy Morgan has finally settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash in 2014 that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.

Reportedly, a confidential settlement was reached by both sides in the case. "Wal-Mart did right by me and my family, and for my associates and their families. I am grateful that the case was resolved amicably."

"Wal-Mart and I worked diligently to reach this settlement for the plaintiffs and their families," Morgan's lawyer, Benedict Morelli, said in a statement. "Wal-Mart took full responsibility for the accident, which we grea...

Attorney Gives Update On Tracy Morgan's Condition

2/19/2015 9:02am EST
Attorney Says Tracy Morgan Is 'Working Hard To Get Well'
Tracy Morgan was noticeably absent from the SNL 40th anniversary special on Sunday night, but the actor, who is still recovering from a car crash, wasn't "up for it."

Last June, Morgan was critically injured while a passenger in a limousine on the New Jersey turnpike. His vehicle was hit by a Wal-Mart truck, and his good friend and mentor James McNair was killed. Morgan broke his leg, nose and ribs.

A source inside the reunion special said of the actor/comedian: "Tracy would have loved to have been there, but he just isn't up for it at this point."

Morgan is still undergoing physical, sp...

25 Biggest Entertainment Stories Of The Year

12/30/2014 7:06am EST
25 Biggest Entertainment Stories Of 2014
2014 was a big year in entertainment -- there were sex scandals, star-studded weddings, arrests, nude photo leaks and cyber attacks, as well as a fist fight in an elevator.

Which stars and entertainment stories made the biggest headlines in 2014?

In January, Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach, Fla., on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), driving with an over six month expired license and resisting arrest without violence. That same month, Bieber was busted for throwing eggs at his neighbor's home in Calabasas, Calif., causing thousands of dollars of damage.


Lawyer Says Tracy Morgan May Never Perform Again

10/1/2014 4:41pm EDT
Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan is still recovering from injuries sustained in a June, 2014, car crash and there's a chance he may never perform again.

The comedian was critically injured while a passenger in a limousine on the New Jersey turnpike. His vehicle was hit by a Wal-Mart truck, and his good friend and mentor James McNair was killed. Morgan broke his leg, nose and ribs.

Morgan is still dealing with the effects of the crash, and his lawyer says he may never perform again. Benedict Morelli told the New York Post: "The jury's still out. The doctors don't know the answer. I don't know the answer."


Tracy Morgan Lashes Out At Wal-Mart

10/1/2014 9:57am EDT
Tracy Morgan: 'I Can't Believe Wal-Mart Is Blaming Me'
Tracy Morgan is stunned that Wal-Mart is partially blaming him for the injuries he sustained in a crash involving one of their drivers earlier this year in New Jersey.

As part of their defense in a lawsuit filed by Morgan, Lawyers representing the big box store suggest the comedian should have been wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The former "30 Rock" star, whose mentor and best friend Jimmy McNair died in the accident, is shocked by the claim.

He explained, "I can't believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused. My friends and I were doing nothing wrong."


Why Is Wal-Mart Blaming Tracy Morgan For His Injuries?

9/30/2014 11:28am EDT
Wal-Mart: Tracy Morgan Is Partly To Blame For Injuries Caused By
Wal-Mart has fired back at a personal injury lawsuit filed by Tracy Morgan because the company says the comedian wasn't wearing his seatbelt when he was involved in a car crash earlier this year.

In June, a Wal-mart truck struck the limousine Morgan was traveling in on the New Jersey Turnpike. The actor was hospitalized in critical condition with a broken leg and rib, and his friend James McNair was killed.

Morgan believes Wal-Mart is negligent because the truck driver, Kevin Roper, was not monitored for fatigue after driving hundreds of miles from his home in Jonesboro, Ga., before going...

Tracy Morgan's Attorney Says The Actor Is 'Still Struggling' Following Car Crash

8/11/2014 12:05pm EDT
Tracy Morgan's Attorney Says The Actor Is 'Still Struggling' Fol
Tracy Morgan's lawyer says the actor/comedian is "still struggling" to recover from the major car crash he was involved in earlier this summer.

In June, a Wal-mart truck struck the limousine Morgan was traveling in on the New Jersey Turnpike. The actor was hospitalized in critical condition with a broken leg and rib, and his friend James McNair was killed.

Morgan was transferred to a rehabilitation facility in July. He was later photographed using a walker and telling the media, "I feel strong."

His attorney Benedict Morelli told the "Today" on Monday, "He's still struggling, but he's a ...

Tracy Morgan Feeling 'Strong' One Month After Car Crash

7/14/2014 9:14pm EDT
Tracy Morgan Feeling 'Strong' One Month After Car Crash
One month after surviving a multi-vehicle car crash on the New Jersey turnpike, Tracy Morgan has opened up about his condition, telling photographers he's doing okay and feeling "strong."

On June 7, a man driving a Wal-mart truck slammed into a vehicle that Morgan was traveling in, killing his friend and mentor James "Jimmy Mack" McNair. Morgan, 45, broke his nose, ribs and leg. The truck driver, Kevin Roper, reportedly fell asleep at the wheel.

Last week the actor/comedian was released from a rehabilitation center, and he moved back to his home in New Jersey to complete his recovery. He ...

Tracy Morgan Leaves Rehab One Month After Deadly Crash

7/13/2014 6:03pm EDT
Tracy Morgan Leaves Rehab One Month After Deadly Crash
Tracy Morgan has been allowed to return home for a lengthy rehabilitation process for injuries he suffered in a deadly car accident in June.

Morgan will be able to relax at home for the first time since June 8 when a Wal-Mart driver smashed his truck into a vehicle carrying Morgan and several others. The crash claimed the life of fellow comedian and writer James McNair, and Morgan was close to losing his leg after it was severely injured. He also suffered a broken nose and several broken ribs.

Spokesman Lewis Kay revealed Morgan’s release in a statement. He added, "He asked me to pass alo...

Tracy Morgan Suing Wal-Mart Over Fatal Turnpike Crash

7/12/2014 8:37am EDT
Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart over the highway crash that critically injured him and killed standup comedian James McNair last month.

The lawsuit claims Wal-Mart was negligent when Kevin Roper, the driver of the tractor-trailer smashed into the former 30 Rock star's limousine van. Declaring the company should have known their driver had been awake for over twenty four hours, and that his commute of 700 miles from his home in Georgia to work in Delaware was "unreasonable."

In the complaint filed Thursday, the statement reads "As a result of Walmart's gross, reckless, ...

Tracy Morgan Released From Hospital, Transferred To Rehab

6/20/2014 2:05pm EDT
Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan continues to improve after a fatal car accident and has been released from the hospital to begin a lengthy rehabilitation.

Tracy's spokesman Lewis Kay said in a statement, "Tracy has been transferred to an undisclosed rehab center, where he is expected to remain for the next few weeks. While he is continuing to show signs of improvement, he still has a long way to go.

"He and [fiancee] Megan Wallover wanted to publicly express their deepest gratitude to everyone at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for the unbelievable care and attention they provided him."

Tracy suffe...

Investigation Claims Truck Driver In Tracy Morgan Crash Was Speeding

6/19/2014 3:58pm EDT
Tracy Morgan
An investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board says the man driving the Wal-Mart tractor trailer that smashed into Tracy Morgan's van was driving 20 miles per hour over the speed limit at the time of the crash.

The engine in Kevin Roper's truck has an engine control module that records data such as vehicle speed and engine RPM. In a preliminary report, the NTSB says that according to the device, the truck was driving 65 miles per hour in the minute leading up to the accident. Two lanes were closed for construction on a highway sign and the speed limit was lowered from 55 to 4...

Tracy Morgan Upgraded To Fair Condition

6/17/2014 12:04pm EDT
Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan fans hoping for some good news have received it: the comedian has been upgraded to fair condition.

Morgan's publicist Lewis Kay said in a statement, via E! News, "Happy to pass along that Tracy has been upgraded to fair condition, which is a great improvement. His personality is certainly starting to come back as well."

Kay added that Morgan's assistant Jeffrey Millea has also been upgraded to fair condition. The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. Revealed that fellow comedian Ardie Fuqua is still in critical condition.

The American Hospital Assoc...

Tracy Morgan Showing Signs Of Improvement, Says Publicist

6/13/2014 10:00am EDT
Tracy Morgan Showing Signs Of Improvement, Says Publicist
Tracy Morgan's condition is improving, according to his publicist. The actor-comedian was involved in a serious car crash last weekend, and he has a broken nose, ribs, and femur.

Earlier this week, rumors circulated that his leg had been amputated, but they were later denied.

His represenative Lewis Kay told CNN: "Today was a better day." Kay added that doctors are optimistic about Morgan's recovery; however, he is expected to remain in the hospital for several more weeks.

On June 7, the star was in a limo with four others on the New Jersey Turnpike when his vehicle was struck from behin...

Tracy Morgan's Estranged Mother Turned Away From Visiting Him In The Hospital

6/12/2014 12:11am EDT
Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan's mother hasn't been allowed to see her son as he recovers in a New Jersey hospital following a fatal car crash in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

The comedian and two friends were hospitalized and in critical condition following the crash, which left one man, Morgan's comedy writer James McNair, dead.

Morgan hasn't seen his mother, Alicia Warden, in over a decade, and she learned of the accident on television.

Warden went to see her son at the hospital on Sunday but Morgan's fiancee Megan Wollover turned her away and wouldn't allow the visit, but when his mother returned l...

Tracy Morgan's Leg Not Amputated, Rep Calls Rumors 'Fabricated'

6/10/2014 12:00pm EDT
Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan's representative has denied rumors the comedian has had his leg amputated following a deadly car accident over the weekend.

Morgan was in a limo bus Saturday morning on the New Jersey Turnpike when it was struck by a tractor-trailer and flipped. James Mcnair, a fellow comedian who writes material for Morgan, died in the crash.

Tracy's representative felt the need to deny rumors the comedian was having his leg removed due to the amount of damage it suffered. The statement reads, "Tracy remains in critical but stable condition. His fiancée Megan is by his side. The concern for ...

Truck Driver Charged In Tracy Morgan Crash Hadn't Slept In Over 24 Hours

6/9/2014 11:06pm EDT
Tracy Morgan
The driver of the tractor-trailer truck that hit the SUV limousine that comic Tracy Morgan was riding in on Saturday night has been charged with death by auto and assault by auto for causing the crash.

Kevin Roper, who drove a truck for Walmart, fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into Morgan's limo and four other vehicles, including another tractor-trailer. He had reportedly been on the road for more than 24 hours without sleeping at the time of the accident early Sunday morning in Cranbury, New Jersey.

Morgan and one other passenger riding in the limo were airlifted to a nearby hospita...

Tracy Morgan Remains In Critical Condition, Driver Of Truck That Caused Accident Charged

6/8/2014 1:01pm EDT
Tracy Morgan Remains In Critical Condition, Driver Of Truck That
Tracy Morgan remains in critical condition following a fatal car accident in New Jersey early Saturday morning, but the star's rep says he's in good hands.

Morgan was airlifted to a nearby hospital after the wreck, during which the SUV limousine he was riding in was struck by a Walmart tractor-trailer truck after the driver fell asleep at the wheel.

The "30 Rock" star's limo was one of six vehicles involved in the crash, which killed one of the passengers in the limo while critically injuring three others.

Authorities confirmed that James McNair, Morgan's comedy writer, was the passenger...

Tracy Morgan Says 28 Thanksgiving-y Things - Watch It!

11/28/2013 4:04pm EST
Tracy Morgan thanksgiving
In honor of Thanksgiving, Tracy Morgan appeared on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" and reeled off a list of things that make us all think of the holiday.

The comedian's list includes the obvious - turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, giblets, and the horn of plenty - but it also includes some humorous things, such as his Uncle Reggie's brussel sprout farts.

Morgan also talks about the Macy's Thankgiving parade. "You better keep that Snoopy ballon away from my Underdog  or he's going to try and sniff his butt," Morgan declares. "Ha, ha, ha. That's hilarious."

Check it out below:

The Morning Roundup: Colin Hanks & Tracy Morgan's New Babies, Lou Reed Loves 'Yeezus,' Silverstone Shares Breast Milk

7/3/2013 10:04am EDT
Colin Hanks and Samantha Bryant
Tom Hanks is a grandfather again. The actor's son, actor Colin Hanks, and his wife Samantha Bryant welcomed their second daughter, Charlotte. The couple also has a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter. (story)

Avril Lavigne wanted to hold her wedding to Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger in southern France because she wanted her guests to have a vaction to remember. The couple wed on Monday, which was also Canada Day. (story)

Alicia Silverstone has started a new breast milk sharing service to help struggling moms via her online blog "The Kind Life." But it's not just for anyone -- you have to be ...

Tracy Morgan Agitates An Australian Feminist Group With 'Misogynistic' Performance

4/18/2013 4:20pm EDT
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Over-the-top comedian Tracy Morgan, famous for playing... well... himself, on NBC's hit sitcom '30 Rock' has rattled some cages during his comedy tour through Australia.

Women's rights activists are calling for a boycott of Tracy Morgan's stand-up tour after last Saturday night's show in Melbourne, when 50 fans left the show half way through. The reason? An overabundance of misogynistic content.

His performance, part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival, was met by harsh reviews from critics who labeled the show as sexist, unfunny and wildly overpriced.

In the aftermath of the show, Melinda ...

Tracy Morgan's Fiancee Is Pregnant

2/1/2013 8:48am EST
Tracy Morgan and Megan Wollover
Tracy Morgan's fiancee Megan Wollover is pregnant and due to give birth to the couple's first child this summer.

The actor, 44, revealed the news to on Thursday just hours before the series finale of his NBC show "30 Rock."

"I am over the moon excited and just want a happy and healthy baby and a safe delivery for Megan," he gushed.

Morgan and Wollover got engaged last year. Morgan has three adult sons with his ex-wife Sabrina: Bobby, Tracy Jr., and Chris.

In January 2012 the comedian had a health scare after fainting during a party at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. His r...