TRACY MORGAN CREDITS HIS TEEN SON FOR SAVING HIS LIFE

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Comedian Tracy Morgan is grateful to his family for helping him to become sober. The funny man especially credits his teen son Tracy Jr. for helping him to take a stand against alcohol. “I’m taking a better stand now. All the drinking and all the craziness – I had fun. Nobody got hurt. But I hurt me. I thought I was winning; then I lost my family. I lost a 21-year-old marriage and that just made me go, wait a minute – I’m walking around with a bracelet on my ankle and my son looking at me like I’m Kunta Kinte. Like, “What you doing, Dad? What if I started driving and drinking? Would that be cool?” That was it for me. That was the end of it, ” Tracy said on Tuesday while on PBS’ Tavis Smiley show to talk about his latest film Cop Out.

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After that sobering conversation with his son, Tracy’s life changed forever.

“So that made me change. Some people don’t even care; they get wrapped up in their own little world, that they don’t even see who they hurting. I didn’t. My son said, ‘What if I start driving drunk and kill somebody?'”

“That right there just made me look in the mirror like, I got to step up my game. So I did, and I’m glad it came from my son. I love him. He saved my life – again. Because before, I was on the street corner in Brooklyn hanging out, just hanging out. Then I had these kids, and they gave me responsibility and made me grow up and become a man, so again, there he was to rescue me.”

Tracy has three children in all: Tracy Jr., 18, Malcolm, 22, and Gitrid, 24, with whom he had with his ex-wife Sabrina Morgan.

Pictured above is a recent picture of  Tracy’s girlfriend Tanisha, Tracy Morgan, and Tracy Jr.

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