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Tracy Morgan Says He Forgave the Truck Driver Who Almost Killed Him

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Tracy Morgan is always going to be one heck of a comedian — and he proved that Thursday night with a hilarious interview on Conan.

When host Conan O’Brien asked about the Walmart truck driver who collided into Morgan’s limo bus in June 2014, resulting in the death of comedian James “Jimmy Mac” McNair and landing Morgan and several others in intensive care, Morgan said he’s forgiven the man.

“I forgave him and I’m not even mad at him no more,” Morgan said of the driver, who hadn’t slept in more than 24 hours.

“But you know who is mad at him?” continued Morgan, 47. “All my white neighbors. ‘You would have hit his ass, he wouldn’t be living next door to me! I got daughters!’ ”

Morgan went on to joke about how his life has changed since the undisclosed settlement Walmart gave him after the crash allowed him to move into a nicer neighborhood.

“I was driving my Lamborghini the other day, and a young white dude said, ‘Hey mister, how fast does she go?’ I said, ‘I drive this s— like a pimp!’ ” said Morgan, mimicking his hunched driving stance as the audience roared with laughter.

“[I drive] 30 miles per hour so everybody in the neighborhood can see it,” he added. “They ain’t never seen a black motherf—er in a Lamborghini!”

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And Morgan even cracked a few jokes about his time in the hospital recovering from the accident.

“My family came, everybody came, everybody showed up just to tell me they love me,” he said. “Except for my grandmother. She was there, but just like every other old black woman, all she cares about is education. I said: ‘Grandma, I made it, I’m alive!’ She said: ‘Good. Now you can go back and get your GED.’ ”

“I said: ‘Grandma, I was on 30 Rock,’ ” Morgan continued. “She said: ‘If you would have had your GED, you’d be on 60 Rock. Go get your damn GED.’ ”

Conan airs weeknights (11 p.m. ET) on TBS.