Tracy Morgan Gets Standing Ovation at Emmys: ‘I’m Here on My Own Two Feet’ (Video)

“I recently started to feel like myself again, which means a whole lot of y’all are going to get pregnant at the after party,” star says presenting Best Drama Series

Last Updated: September 21, 2015 @ 11:33 AM

Tracy Morgan received a standing ovation while making a triumphant return to TV on Sunday night by presenting Best Drama Series at the Emmy Awards.

“Last year Jimmy Kimmel said on this stage, ‘We’ll see you back here next year’ … Well, Jimmy, thanks to my amazing doctors, the support of my family and my beautiful new wife, I’m here standing on my own two feet,” he said.

“God bless all of you and your love and your prayers, positive thoughts, over the past 15 months,” the former “Saturday Night Live” star said. “I suffered a traumatic brain injury that put me in a coma for eight days. When I finally regained consciousness, I was ecstatic to learn I wasn’t the one who messed up.”

“I recently started to feel like myself again, which means a whole lot of y’all are going to get pregnant at the after party,” Morgan added for another big laugh from the audience.

Last June, a limousine transporting Morgan collided with a Walmart truck in New Jersey. The crash killed 62-year-old James McNair. Morgan was rushed by helicopter to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital with a broken femur and nose and several broken ribs, leaving him in a coma.

Morgan wound up handing the Best Drama prize to HBO fantasy series “Game of Thrones.”

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