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Tracy Morgan talks recovery, return to comedy and more



Thursday is Tracy Morgan's 48th birthday. No longer the wild man who wanted to take the world around the back of a middle school and get it pregnant, he says he just wants to celebrate quietly, "something simple at my house with my family."

"I feel supreme," he said in a recent phone interview. "I love the age that I'm at. I love the things that I know. I love the life that I've lived. I don't live with regrets. I love it. I'm sitting here playing with my daughter, relaxing, not anxious about my birthday. I don't do the foolish things others do — they get sad, they get depressed. I've lived the life I've lived. I'm looking forward to being with you guys. I don't take this for granted."

And he shouldn't. Morgan's new stand-up tour, which hits the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Friday, is his first major outing since a 2014 accident in which a Walmart semitrailer truck collided with their bus, killing one passenger, injuring several others and putting Morgan into a coma. Morgan and the others settled with Walmart for millions, but for a while, his comedy career looked very much over.

He'll talk about the crash, its aftermath and much more at the Mahaffey. Click here for details on that show.

For our full interview with Tracy Morgan, click here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 4:16pm]


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