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Tracy Morgan's Emmy nomination 'means everything'

Published 12/09/2016

Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan

The comedian has miraculously recovered from a serious car accident, which killed writer James McNair, in 2014.

Tracy Morgan is "just happy to be alive" after his terrifying car crash two years ago.

The 46-year-old 30 Rock star was left seriously injured in June, 2014, after a Wal-mart truck crashed into the comedian's limousine van in New Jersey, killing comedy writer James 'Jimmy Mack' McNair.

Tracy suffered severe brain trauma and a broken leg, among many other injuries, and had to learn how to walk again during his months-long rehabilitation.

He was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series at the Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday (10Sep16) for his appearance on Saturday Night Live in October last year (15) - his first TV gig since the fatal crash.

Despite losing out to Girls star Peter Scolari at the ceremony, which was held at the Microsoft Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, Tracy said he was honoured to even be considered.

"I came back from a place that nobody thought I was going to come back from, you know? This is for all the survivors and my boy, Jimmy Mack (James McNair) and it means a lot to me," he told Entertainment Tonight at the ceremony.

"It really means a lot to me just to be alive. So I've transcended showbusiness in that sense," he added.

Morgan took his wife Megan Wollover as his date to the awards, and said it was her unwavering support that got him through his tough recovery following the crash: "She's my strength, she's my wisdom. That's my lady, that's my wife, and all of that is self-explanatory," he said.

And, after the trauma of the last few years, Tracy is just happy to be taking things day by day. "What's next at this point? I'm just going to say one word, it's self-explanatory: tomorrow," he shared.

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