Tracy Morgan On Overcoming Suicidal Thoughts: “My Room Wasn’t Ready”

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Tracy Morgan is a real comeback story. Morgan was involved in a near-fatal car accident in 2014 that almost took the comedian’s life and left him with severe brain trauma. Ironically, the accident that made him appreciate life even more almost made him take his own. “Saturday Night Live” favorite, Tracy Morgan, sat down recently with Rolling Stone to talk about his suicidal contemplations while going through rehabilitation.

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Mental health issues in the Black community have continued to be a growing concern as Black men are dying from suicide at high rates. The Centers for Disease Control reported that between 1999 and 2004, young African-American males had the highest rate of suicide.