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“Shout out to Tracy Morgan, we’ll see you next year, Tracy,” Jimmy Kimmel said at last year’s Emmy Awards, and would you look at that? He was right. Morgan was the “very special guest” at this year’s Emmys and his return to the awards show’s stage to present Best Drama was the highlight of the snoozy ceremony.

Kimmel’s words seemed like wishful thinking at the time given the bleak reports regarding Morgan’s condition after his June 2014 bus accident, but there Morgan was, mistily telling the standing crowd, “I miss you guys so much.”

“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,” he said to another round of cheering.

“It’s been a long road back,” he continued. “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 that I wasn’t the one who messed up.”

“Only recently I’ve started to feel like myself again, which means a whole lotta y’all women gonna get pregnant at the after party,” he concluded. Tracy Morgan’s back, and he brought his sperm with him.