Tracy Morgan: Deceased father said heaven wasn’t ready for him

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Tracy Morgan opened up to Oprah Winfrey about his recovery last weekend during her Super Soul Sunday show on the OWN network. He says his father told him to come out of his coma and not cross over into heaven.

Oprah asked him what it was like to be sop close to death.

“When you’re in a coma for 8-10 days, you’re knocking on the door. I don’t know if I was in the coma, or in and out of the coma. But, I was talking to my dad. He had this green thing on.

I just remember him saying, ‘I’m not ready for you, son.’ Then I started crying so hard. I was crying harder than I did at his funeral.

I just kept saying, ‘Dad’ because He was my best friend in life.”

Morgan has mentioned before that he firmly believes he was in heaven. His late father died of AIDS contracted through intravenous needle use when Morgan was just 19.

A Walmart truck driver was traveling more than 20 mph over the speed limit when he struck the limo bus that Morgan and others were traveling in on the New Jersey Turnpike in June 2014. Safety officials said the truck driver had been awake for more than 24 consecutive hours before the crash.

When asked by Winfrey if a person can “ever be ‘normal’ again?” after a near-death experience, Morgan answers flatly: “No.”

“I told my wife that the other day,” he continues. “Something’s different. The way I am with people, something’s just different. I find myself saying ‘I love you’ 200 times a day to strangers, I don’t care – I don’t gotta know you to love you, I love you!”

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