The SNL and 30 Rock alum said his room in heaven "wasn't ready"

By Char Adams
Updated December 18, 2015 12:00 PM

ABC Breaking News | Latest News VideosTracy Morgan said his family is the reason he survived a deadly bus crash in 2014.

As part of the The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2015 special, the former 30 Rock star spoke candidly with Barbara Walters about the accident that killed his friend and left him in critical condition.

“I survived that crash for a reason,” Morgan told Walters, adding that his room in heaven “wasn’t ready.”

He says perhaps God kept him alive for one purpose: “Maybe He kept me here to raise my daughter and raise my family.”

Morgan says he looks forward to “grabbing the mic” and “going home and seeing my daughter and my wife.”

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Things may be looking up for the comedian, but Morgan said the road to recovery was a long one.

He said the “lowest point” during his recovery was missing Saturday Night Live‘s 40th anniversary special and .

In October, Morgan was spotted filming his first role since the crash in the upcoming comedy Fist Fight, which also stars Charlie Day and Ice Cube.

And now the comedian is gearing up for a national stand-up comedy tour.