Tracy Morgan Wasn’t “Mentally or Emotionally Ready” to Make TV Return
Tracy Morgan was absent from the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special because he is not prepared to be back on television after suffering serious injuries in a car accident last summer.
“They really wanted him to be there, but when it came down to it, he just isn’t mentally or emotionally ready to appear on TV yet,” a friend of Morgan’s told the New York Post.
In Morgan’s absence on the 40th anniversary special, his 30 Rock co-stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin paid tribute to him with a special “Tracy Morgan Moment.” (Watch below.) Morgan was a series regular on Saturday Night Live from 1996 to 2003.