Following Near Fatal Accident, Tracy Morgan Will Return To Host SNL

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It has been more than one year since actor/comedian Tracy Morgan was nearly killed on the New Jersey Turnpike. On June 7, 2014, a six-car accident left comedian James McNair dead, and Morgan (along with other passengers) severely injured. Morgan, who was in a coma for nearly two weeks, suffered a broken femur, broken nose, and several broken ribs.

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In the time since, the former “SNL” and “30 Rock” cast member has been recovering. Confined to a wheelchair for much of his recuperation. Additionally, the Bronx, New York native underwent speech, cognitive, vocational and physical therapies. Morgan would subsequently sue Wal-Mart, and win out of court, in a settlement.

This Fall, Morgan will make an anticipated comedic return. According to Rolling Stone, Tracy will host “SNL” on October 17. This will be his second hosting, six years removed from the last. Morgan was a cast member on the storied NBC live comedy-variety from 1996 to 2003.

Earlier this year, Tracy appeared in the film Accidental Love, filmed prior to his injuries. This announcement comes the same day that fellow comedian Dave Chappelle announced a series of Fall tour dates.

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