Hear Tracy Morgan give his first interview since his tragic crash

Tracey Morgan appears on the Today Show on Monday, June 1st, 2015.

Tracey Morgan appears on the Today Show on Monday, June 1st, 2015.

Nearly a year after the tragic car crash that left him in a coma and killed his friend, Tracy Morgan gave his first interview with Matt Lauer on TODAY and TODAY Show Radio.

“The case is settled, but the pain is always going to be there for Jimmy Mac,” Morgan tearfully said of the death of fellow comedian James McNair during the emotional conversation.

“Bones heal, but the loss of my friend will never heal.”

Morgan, McNair and others were riding in a limousine on the New Jersey Turnpike when their car was hit from behind by a tractor-trailer that was operated by Walmart.

Last week, Morgan and Walmart settled a lawsuit brought against the company by the comedian, best known for his staring role on 30 Rock.


EW Morning Live’s Jessica Shaw and Sara Vilkomerson reflected on the horrible accident and Morgan’s inspiring and remarkable recovery:


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