It’s been nearly two years since Tracy Morgan barely survived the tragic car crash that killed his friend and mentor James McNair, and over the weekend, Morgan had the opportunity to thank the people who saved his life through the way he knows best: performing live comedy. Over the weekend Morgan performed a special standup show in New Brunswick, New Jersey just two miles away from the hospital where he was treated after the 2014 accident, and not only did he give all proceeds from the show to the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, but he also performed in front of the paramedics, nurses, and doctors who treated him after the accident. Here’s what Morgan told People on the experience:
Last night was one of the most special nights of my life. To be standing on stage with the people that saved my life in the audience was an overwhelming experience. I will never fully be able to thank the doctors, nurses, first responders and everyone else that got me back on that stage enough. These people are heroes and I love them all from the bottom of my heart. The only good thing that happened on that horrible night was that I was close to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital when the accident happened. God Bless them all.