Tracy Morgan Reveals How He Was Changed by Coming Back from 'the Other Side' After His Near-Death Experience

"The way I am with people, something's just different. I find myself saying 'I love you' 200 times a day to strangers," says Morgan

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Tracy Morgan has always been full of laughs, but now the star is bursting with love.

In an exclusive sneak peek at his Super Soul Sunday sit-down with Oprah Winfrey this weekend, Morgan reveals how a nearly paralyzing car accident has changed his outlook on life.

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!”

Morgan, 47, tells Winfrey, 62, “That’s how we’re supposed to be as human beings. We’re supposed to take care of each other. What we see sometimes down here on Earth, ain’t no room for that up in heaven! Ain’t no room for it.”

As he’s mentioned before, Morgan firmly believes he was in heaven and that his late father, who died of AIDS contracted through intravenous needle use when Morgan was just 19, encouraged him to return to the living world.

In a recent Rolling Stone profile, though Morgan admitted the months after the accident – which resulted in the death of his friend and mentor James “Jimmy Mack” McNair – were some of his darkest times, he ultimately came back with a stronger will to live.

“It’s gonna take more than 18 wheels for me to get out of here. I have to raise my girl, raise my wife, raise my family,” he said. “I’m needed!”

Super Soul Sunday airs Sundays (11 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET) on OWN.

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