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I love comedy and I can't wait to get back to her': Comedian Tracy Morgan's emotional first interview nearly one year after the crash that almost killed him

"The case is settled but the pain is always going to be there..."

Image source: NBC

Next Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of the horrific crash that nearly killed comedian Tracy Morgan and did take the life of his friend, comic James McNair.

Last week, Morgan and Walmart announced a settlement had been reached.

Monday morning, the comedian and his lawyer, Benedict Morelli stopped by NBC's Today Show and talked frankly about the accident (what he can remember about it), the loss of his close friend and mentor James McNair and how he is dealing with the tragedy.

Some of Matt Lauer's Today Show colleagues tweeted about Morgan's interview.

Billboard Magazine tweeted a statement from Tracy Morgan that echoed across social media.

One of the interview's most poignant moments happened when Lauer asked Morgan if he would be returning to stand up comedy.

Morgan's response, "I love comedy. I love comedy. I never stopped loving her. I love comedy and I can't wait to get back to her."

Watch the uncut interview with Morgan:

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