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Tracy Morgan performed Monday night in New York

It was his first performance since his accident in June 2014

CNN  — 

Tracy Morgan has returned to the stage almost a year and a half after being critically injured in a car crash.

On Monday, the comic, 46, tweeted a photo of himself performing for the first time since a six-car pileup left him badly hurt in June 2014. Morgan’s longtime friend comedian James McNair was killed and other passengers were injured when a Walmart truck slammed into the group’s limo on the New Jersey Turnpike.

Morgan appeared at the Comedy Cellar in New York.

“My first time on stage in 16 months at the #ComedyCellar!” Morgan tweeted. “Picking up the pieces!”

In September, Morgan made an emotional return to Hollywood with an appearance at the Emmys. He told The Hollywood Reporter that “Right now, I’m feeling good. But I have my good days, and I have my bad days.”

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Morgan is set to host “Saturday Night Live,” on which he appeared from 1996 to 2003, on Saturday.