On Monday, Tracy Morgan sat down with Matt Lauer for his first interview since the devastating six-car accident that left him in critical condition and killed one of his friends, James McNair, nearly one year ago.
“I can’t believe I’m here,” Morgan said “Just seeing the tragedy that happened—it just touches me.”
When speaking about the loss of McNair, Morgan started to cry. “He was a loving man and he was a warm man. He was a good man. It’s just hard for me to see that he’s gone. That’s it.”
The accident involved a truck driven by a Walmart employee and set off a long legal battle that was settled just last month.
“Bones heal, but the loss of my friend will never heal,” Morgan said. “I’m happy that Walmart stepped up to the plate. They took full responsibility.”
by Inae Oh