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Moving On: Tracy Morgan 'Had To Forgive That Driver' That Almost Killed Him In 2014

Tracy Morgan Performs During New York Comedy Festival
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Feb. 14 2017, Updated 7:34 p.m. ET

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Tracy Morgan Performs During New York Comedy Festival

Tracy Morgan Performs During New York Comedy Festival
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Monday night at the world premiere for the new comedy Fist Fight in New York City, Tracy Morgan opened up about his tragic accident in 2014.

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The comedian filmed Fist Fight in late 2015. It was his first big project since his near-fatal car accident, where a truck driver slammed into his limousine on the New Jersey Turnpike. Morgan needed extensive therapy after the accident.

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At the premiere, accompanied by his wife Megan and their daughter Maven, Morgan said, “I am just happy to be alive. The key thing for me was to forgive that driver."

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67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – Press Room
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"My wife told me about forgiveness before I started back," Morgan said, "that you have to forgive everything and everybody or you can’t move forward.”

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FX Networks Upfront Screening Of “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
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Filming the comedy, in which he plays a high school sports coach, was a great healing experience for Morgan. “I was able to just start being funny again,” he said.

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67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – Governors Ball
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What do you think about Tracy's decision to forgive the driver? Let us know in the comments! 

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