Tracy Morgan will make his long awaited comeback later this year on none other than Saturday Night Live, the show that first launched his comedy career.
The 46-year-old was involved in a six-vehicle crash in New Jersey in June last year, which left him critically injured. He suffered several injuries and even slipped into a coma for about two weeks. Morgan’s friend and collaborator, James McNair, was killed in the mishap.
While Morgan is still recovering, the former 30 Rock star settled a lawsuit against Wal-Mart (whose driver caused the accident) a few months ago. Just days after the verdict was delivered, Morgan was interviewed by Mat Lauer on the Today show and said at the time that although he was doing better, he still was not 100% after the life-changing accident.
But in good spirits now, the funnyman took to social media to express his joy, tweeting, “Stoked to be going home.” Shortly before, NBC announced the good news too.
The comedian shot to fame on SNL, of which he was a cast member from 1996 till 2003. He returned to the show after six years in 2009. Morgan is set to host the third episode of the show’s 41st season, while the first two will be hosted by singer Miley Cyrus and comedienne Amy Schumer respectively.
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