Tracy Morgan opens up about returning to work after his car crash: 'I see life differently'
Tracy Morgan has come a long way since the deadly car crash that left him in critical condition and suffering from a brain injury. Battling through his recovery and defying the odds, the 47-year-old comedian has returned in a big way.
In October, Morgan made his return to the stage when he hosted Saturday Night Live, and now he's starring in a national commercial for Footlocker.
ET caught up with Morgan and his wife, Megan Wollover, on the set of his new commercial, where the comic opened up about his journey, and what helped him during his healing process.
"I remember this time last year I was in a wheelchair wondering if I was gonna walk again," Morgan shared. "Now I'm doing a footlocker commercial."
According to Morgan, a critical part of his recovery was his 2-year-old daughter, Maven, who he shares with Wollover.
"She made me laugh a lot during my therapy," Morgan recounted, smiling. "She loved daddy, and she made daddy laugh a lot."
Now, Morgan, his wife and their little girl have gone from working together to help him heal to working together on the set of his new commercial.
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Wollover, who tied the knot with Morgan in August after a nearly four-year engagement, has hardly left her husband's side during his recovery.
"She was my rock. [She] still is. She was right there telling me, 'Don't worry about it,'" Morgan gushed. "All she kept saying was, 'I love you,' and, 'Don't worry about it, you're gonna be better than ever.'"
Wollover, 28, told ET that Morgan is "even funnier" than he was, and is "back to [being] himself."
As for Morgan, the entire experience had lead him to have a new perspective on life, and what is truly important in the world.
"The things that worried me and that were important before, aren't so important now," Morgan said. "When you spend weeks in comas then you hear and see things differently. But I see life differently. I embrace it more."
"And to my fans, I'm glad I was able to come back and finish the job of making them laugh," Morgan added. "This is for you."
Morgan's new commercial is for Footlocker's "Week of Greatness" campaign, and it's hard to think of a more inspiring star to represent greatness and perseverance than Morgan.