To the country's relief, the former SNL star not only survived the crash, but returned to the stage of the iconic show the following October to host after a long and "frustrating" road to recovery.
Today, he appears to have made a full physical recovery after months with a face of broken bones, not knowing his own name or being able to stand up. Though the true transformation seems to lie in the actor's spirit. Following the near-death experience, Morgan sat down with Oprah Winfrey during an interview on Super Soul Sunday to discuss his uplifting new outlook on ordinary life and how God played a part in that revelation.
1. He believes he went to heaven.
The comedian told Oprah he believes he visited heaven while he was in a week-long coma.
"I was talking to my dad," he told Winfrey of his late father, Jimmy Morgan, Sr., who died in 1987. "I just remember him saying, 'I'm not ready for you, son'....He was my best friend in life."
2. He's a changed man.
The near-death experience has made Morgan look at his relationships in an entirely new light.
"Something's different, the way I am with people, something's just different," he admitted. "I find myself saying 'I love you' 200 times a day to strangers. I don't care. I don't have to know you to love you. I love you. That's how we're supposed to be as human beings. We're supposed to take care of each other. What we see sometimes down here on Earth, there there ain't no room for that up in heaven."