Tracy Morgan jokes about quarantine sex in bizarre TV interview
Wednesday - 08/04/2020 08:44
A presenter was left visibly uncomfortable during an interview with Tracy Morgan after he started making bizarre sex jokes about coronavirus.
Tracy Morgan went off the rails during an interview with US Today show co-anchor Hoda Kotb, joking about impregnating his wife, Megan Wollover, and participating in coronavirus-inspired role playing.
“Me and my wife have been quarantined in here for like three weeks, so she’s pregnant three times,” Morgan, 51, said during a live video call from his house. “Every week she got pregnant, and we’re also role playing a lot now. We’re role playing.
“She’s playing a young maiden whose grandfather was infected with coronavirus,” he explained. “And I’m the scientist who discovered the cure, and she’ll do anything to save her grandfather’s life, and I mean anything.”
A visibly uncomfortable Kotb, 55, quipped that The Last O.G. star was a “creative one” before trying to change topics. Kotb mentioned Morgan’s elaborate New Jersey home, which features an extensive aquarium.
“I’m going to get all my pets tested. I’m going to get my sharks tested. I’m going to get my eel tested,” he said. “I just bought a 600-pound Silverback gorilla — I’m going to take him down to New York Presbyterian and get him tested.”
“Are you for real, or are you just pretending,” a confused Kotb asked.
“I’m for real,” he clarified. “This is real stuff.”
Morgan said he’s not taking any risks with the novel coronavirus, showing off his N95 mask that he wears out in public.
“I finally feel like a real surgeon,” he quipped.
Jokes aside, Morgan became serious when discussing healthcare workers, as he spent an extensive amount of time in the hospital following the 2014 fatal car accident that took the life of his friend James McNair.
The Walmart truck driver, Kevin Roper, who crashed into Morgan’s limo pleaded guilty in 2016 to vehicular homicide and four counts of aggravated assault.
Walmart settled separate lawsuits in 2015 brought by Morgan and by McNair’s two children. The settlement amounts weren’t disclosed.
“They know what they’re doing. They’re fighting the frontline. I love them,” he told Kotb. “I spent a lot of time in the hospital. I know what goes on in there … They’re my heroes.”
This article originally appeared in the NY Post and was reproduced with permission