The accident, which left Morgan in a coma and required him to undergo extensive physical therapy, seems to play a central role in his upcoming comedy special, with Morgan sharing some heartwarming and hilarious moments from his recovery.
"When I was in my wheelchair, my daughter was 14 months old, and I got to see her take her first steps. That inspired me to get out of my wheelchair and I took my first steps," Morgan recounts. "So now me and my daughter walk hand in hand for life, because we learned how to walk at the same time. That's magic."
Changing tone, Morgan jokes, "My grandmother prays all the time. I said, 'Stop praying over me!' I already died and went to heaven and spoke to God. And God said, 'Tell your grandmother to shut the f**k up!'"
Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive debuts May 16 on Netflix.