Appearing live on Monday’s Today show, he sat clutching a cane and became emotional as he recalled learning two weeks after the June 7, 2014, crash that fellow comedian, James “Jimmy Mack” McNair, had died.
Morgan said he came across a video of McNair’s funeral on YouTube and said “I lost it for about a week.”
The former 30 Rock star said McNair was “a good man.”
The interview was Morgan’s first public appearance since the accident on the New Jersey Turnpike.
“I can’t believe I’m here. I can’t believe I’m in front of you,” Morgan said.
“My goal is just to heal and get better. I’m not 100 per cent. When I’m there, you’ll know it, and I’ll make you laugh.”
Last week he settled a lawsuit with Walmart, owner of the truck that slammed into the back of the limo van carrying Morgan and others.
Morgan suffered head trauma, a broken leg and broken ribs and is still recovering.
– with files by Global News