The comic actor has opened up about the difficult times following his 2014 accident in an interview with Rolling Stone, and admitted he had considered suicide.

Morgan suffered a traumatic brain injury after his limo van was hit by a Walmart truck driver who hadn't slept in 28 hours. Morgan's close friend James "Jimmy MACk" MCNair died in the crash.

While Morgan's path to recovery has not been easy, the 30 Rock star is convinced he returned from the "afterworld bearing gifts" from his comedic inspirations.

"Maybe when I was in heaven, Richard Pryor said something to me," he mused. "I feel funnier than I ever felt."

Following the crash Morgan, 47, who is married to Megan Wollover, 29, admitted that at times his thoughts during his recovery took him to a "very dark place."

"I was sitting right here, contemplating suicide. I couldn't walk," he revealed. Morgan's distress at being bedridden following the crash threatened to derail his progress. But thoughts of his family and his now two-year-old daughter Maven raised his spirits.

"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." Morgan said, going on to say he counts his exotic pets as among the things keeping him going. "Gotta keep my octopus alive. Gotta keep my sharks alive. Those are God's creatures! I'm needed!"