Tracy Morgan doesn't take anything for granted these days.
The 47-year-old comedian is named "The Comeback" in GQ magazine's 20th Anniversary Men of the Year issue, and talks about his life after a devastating car crash left him in critical condition last June. Morgan brought along his super cute 2-year-old daughter, Maven Sonae, to the accompanying photoshoot, where it's safe to say she totally stole the show.
"I wanted her backstage with me at SNL, I wanted her here," Morgan says. "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."
The former Saturday Night Live star admits he wasn't always in such a good place.
"I didn't get into a good place until maybe ten months later," he says about the accident, which left him with a traumatic 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."
"That therapy, the psychiatrist had to keep going back to see me," he adds.
Morgan says his continuing recovery has been emotionally difficult on his entire 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," he shares. "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."
These days, the comedian is aiming to come back stronger than ever.
"I faced death and all that s**t," he explains. "It's my responsibility to come back and come back strong. It's going to take more than a Walmart truck to take that gift away. I can't wait to make you all laugh."
ET caught up with Morgan earlier this month, when he revealed how Maven was able to help him learn how to walk again.
"Me and [Maven] started walking at the same time," Morgan said. "When my daughter started walking, she took me and Moms [Morgan's wife Megan Wollover] right there, first step. I was in the wheelchair and I said, 'I'm walking, too,' and a week later I was standing."