Tracy Morgan 'Stoked to Be Going Home' to 'SNL' in First Comedic Appearance Since His Car Crash

It's been over a year since he was critically injured in a fatal car accident, but Tracy Morgan is finally making a triumphant return to comedy. The 30 Rock actor confirmed that he will be hosting Saturday Night Live this fall, and said that he's "stoked to be going home."

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NBC announced the news, marking the comedian's first performance since the horrific car accident that killed his friend and collaborator James McNair in June 2014. The 46-year-old suffered broken ribs, a broken nose, and a broken leg after the limo bus he was riding in was struck by a Walmart tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike.

Morgan confirmed his SNL appearance with a tweet to his fans.

 

He starred on the late-night show as a cast member from 1996 to 2003, before he spent seven seasons Tracy Jordan on 30 Rock from 2006 to 2013.

This past June -- a year after the accident -- Morgan gave his first interview since being injured and said, "I'm not a 100 percent yet ... When I'm there, you'll know it." He also said that he loved comedy, and couldn't wait to return. I guess we know it now!

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He'll be hosting the third episode on the the show's 41st season, on October 17. Miley Cyrus will kick off the season on October 3, and the hilarious Amy Schumer will take helm on October 10. It will be Miley's third time acting as host, and Schumer's first.

We can't wait to see what all three of these performers do on the show, but we're especially excited to see Tracy Morgan returning to his "home," as he called it. After nearly losing his life, and after more than a year of recovery, we couldn't be happier to see him return to the stage.

 

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