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Tracy Morgan's emotional meeting with man who saved his life

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Tracy Morgan's emotional meeting with man who saved his life

Tracy Morgan had an emotional meeting with the first responder who saved his life.

The 47-year-old comedian lost his close friend James 'Jimmy' McNair when a Walmart truck smashed into their limousine on the New Jersey Turnpike in 2014 and Tracy recently met the man who pulled him out of the wreckage.

He told ABCNY.com: "He was shaking for two years now, and I just held him and told him 'I love you very much, I love you very much, thank you so much.' And we started to talk and he said when he pulled me out, a 23-year-old man, I was covered, and he was covered in my blood from head to toe, and he said I was swinging. I said, 'Why was I doing that?' And he said, 'You were fighting for your life.' I wasn't ready to go man. I got a little girl, I got sons, I got my audience, I got my wife, I wasn't ready to go,"

Tracy - who has three sons Gitrid, Malcolm, and Tracy, Jr from his first marriage and two-year-old daughter Maven with wife Megan Woolover - previously admitted he toyed with the idea of suicide on numerous occasions when he was strapped to his hospital bed, unable to walk, for over a year following the crash.

He said: "I thought I was going to die for a long time.

"My thoughts - I was in a very dark place. I was sitting right here, contemplating suicide. I couldn't walk. Emotionally, it's hard for me to deal with.

"I don't think I cheated death. I think this was the plan. My room wasn't ready."