Tracy Morgan Makes Surprise Emmys Appearance

by Lia Beck

The Emmys make for a very long award show, so it's easy to feel like you just want it to be over with by the time the final award rolls around. But this year, one of the final moments was one of the best of the night. Tracy Morgan made a surprise appearance at the 2015 Emmys to present the award for Outstanding Drama Series. Before giving the award to Game of Thrones, Morgan, who was introduced by fellow Saturday Night Live alum and Emmys host Andy Samberg, made an emotional speech about the tragic car accident he was in over a year ago.

In June 2014, Morgan was in critical condition after being involved in a car accident in which his friend and fellow passenger, James McNair, was killed. As the comedian stated during the Emmys, he was in a coma for eight days following the incident, so to see him walk onto the stage and make a speech that was both touching and which featured classic Morgan humor was really pretty amazing.

Read on for the full transcript of Morgan's speech (and it might be best to have some tissues handy):

Thank you so much. I miss you guys so much. Last year Jimmy Kimmel stood on this stage and said, "We will see you back here next year, Tracy Morgan.” Well, Jimmy, thanks to my amazing doctors, and the support of my family, and my beautiful new wife, I’m here, standing on my own two feet. And god bless all of you for your love, your prayers, your positive thoughts for the past 16 months. Thank you. I’m honored to be at the Emmys. I always have been honored to be here. It’s been a long road back. I suffered a traumatic brain injury that put me in a coma for eight days. When I finally regained consciousness I was just ecstatic to learn I wasn’t the one who messed up. Only recently I’ve started to feel like myself again, which means a whole lotta women gonna get pregnant at the after party. It’s going down. So on that note, the nominees for best drama are...