Tracy Morgan and Oprah
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In 2006, Tracy was arrested for drunk driving and says he had to wear a monitor bracelet. "That was my rock bottom," he says. "Some people never hit rock bottom. Death is rock bottom for a lot of people because of their addiction and sickness, and for me that was rock bottom because there was a time where professionally things were happening—I'm making a movie with Ice Cube, I'm doing this and I'm doing that and then I'm home one day and I've got this thing on my ankle and my oldest son is looking at me and he [said]: 'What are you doing? What if I started drinking and driving, would that be cool?' And that was the last time. That was it."

Tracy says he's been sober now for three years. "It's not even like I try. I don't even think about it," he says. "If I go to a club or to a restaurant, I don't focus on what I don't want. I don't go into a restaurant: 'Oh, I hope I don't drink. I hope I don't get drunk.' No, I'll go: 'I want seltzer water. This is what I want now.' I focus on what I want rather than what I don't want."

Every father has a dream for his sons, and Tracy says his dream is simple. "I would just want them to have happiness, joy and good health in their life. And to just be respected and respectful," he says.

Tracy says he's extremely close with his kids. "I'm a great dad. I think I'm number one. That's what they tell me."
FROM: Funny People: Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Betty White and Tracy Morgan
Published on April 06, 2010

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