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.
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.