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Tracy Morgan returns to standup with New York show

It was his first performance since his accident in June 2014

Lisa Respers France | 10/13/2015, noon
Tracy Morgan has returned to the stage almost a year and a half after being critically injured in a car ...
Tracy Morgan thanked Walmart, the company's whose truck hit his car a year ago seriously injuring him and killing a friend, saying that the company "stepped up to the plate in a tremendous way." In an emotional interview on NBC's Today Show Monday, June 1, 2015, in which he broke down in tears several times, Morgan said he was grateful that Walmart had taken full responsibility for the accident and had also settled with the family of his friend who was killed, James McNair. (Photo courtesy/NBC)

— Tracy Morgan has returned to the stage almost a year and a half after being critically injured in a car crash.

On Monday, the comic, 46, tweeted a photo of himself performing for the first time since a six-car pileup left him badly hurt in June 2014. Morgan's longtime friend comedian James McNair was killed and other passengers were injured when a Walmart truck slammed into the group's limo on the New Jersey Turnpike.

Morgan appeared at the Comedy Cellar in New York.

"My first time on stage in 16 months at the #ComedyCellar!" Morgan tweeted. "Picking up the pieces!"

In September, Morgan made an emotional return to Hollywood with an appearance at the Emmys. He told The Hollywood Reporter that "Right now, I'm feeling good. But I have my good days, and I have my bad days."

Morgan is set to host "Saturday Night Live," on which he appeared from 1996 to 2003, on Saturday.

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