"The pain of losing my friend will always be there. I know he's in a better place," Morgan said.
"The first night it happened, my wife got to the hospital, and the doctors told her, 'We don't know if he's coming out of this coma,'" Morgan said. "But when I first came out of the coma, I was blind for a week."
"Sitting home, I think the lowest point got for me when I wasn't at the 40th anniversary, and I knew I couldn't be there. I wasn't ready," said Morgan.
When he finally was ready, Morgan made his comeback hosting "Saturday Night Live" in October. He will soon be heading back on the road with his new comedy tour, "Picking up the Pieces," which starts in February.
Morgan said he is completely satisfied with the Walmart accident settlement and that Jimmy Mack's family was fairly compensated. "Walmart took full responsibility for the accident, which we greatly appreciate," Morgan's attorney Benedict Morelli said in a statement about the settlement.
"While we know there is nothing that can change what happened, Walmart has been committed to doing what's right to help ensure the well-being of all of those who were impacted by the accident. We worked closely with Mr. Morelli, and we are pleased to have reached an amicable settlement that ends this litigation. We are deeply sorry that one of our trucks was involved," Greg Foran, Walmart U.S. president and CEO, said in a statement about the settlement.
"I survived that crash for a reason. I'm still here for a reason. I guess my room wasn't ready," Morgan said. "Who knows? Maybe he kept me here to raise my daughter, to raise my family."