NYC Mayor Adams presented TM with a framed document declaring May 26, 2022, as Tracy Morgan Day. Friars Club President, Arthur Aidala, honored Tracy with an Icon Award trophy.
His speech was great! As you know, Tracy was in a limo that was hit by a truck and it was touch-and-go for a while … Tracy’s rehab was arduous and long, but he bounced back, clearly NOT losing his sense of humor.
He explained when you fall down, you have to get right back up, unless you’re hit by a truck and then you just lay there and wait for a lawyer!!!
The gala event was held at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in Midtown on Thursday night.
Not many celebs have received the award … among them — Sinatra, Cary Grant, Robert De Niro and Tom Cruise. The award’s only been bestowed 9 times in the history of Friars.