Tracy Morgan is featured in the latest issue of GQ magazine with his 2-year-old daughter Maven Sonae. “I wanted her backstage with me at SNL, I wanted her here,” he explains of bringing his little girl to the photo shoot. “I was in the hospital, and I don’t even remember her first birthday. She got so big. But I was able to be there for her second birthday. I’m able to be around for more.”
Last summer, the comedian was in a devastating automobile accident that nearly killed him.
“I didn’t get into a good place until maybe ten months later,” Morgan says about the accident, which left him with a brain injury. “I started to remember and think and all of that stuff. They taught me how to walk again, and stand up and sit up again, and it was really painful for a long time. I did therapists … Did cognitive therapy. Still doing it.”
Tracy says that his recovery has been trying for his family.
“It shook up the house, and I had to get my house back together. Let everybody know: I’m here. I’m here. Daddy’s here. Daddy’s okay. One time I was walking up the stairs with my son, who was always right there with me… and I almost fell backwards. I was just learning how to walk, and he grabbed me and took me upstairs, and I started crying. He said, “What’s wrong, Dad?” And I told him, “I remember when I carried you.” And when my dad was dying of AIDS, I carried him.”
Morgan married his longtime companion—and mother of his daughter—Megan Wollover this summer. He has four kids in all.
Read more on Tracy and his “Comeback” on GQ.com.