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It’s been a long road back to health for Tracy Morgan since the 2014 automobile accident that almost cost him his life. This October, he’ll complete another important step in his recovery: hosting Saturday Night Live. The late night institution revealed via Twitter today that Morgan will be hosting the Oct. 17 episode of the show’s 41st season.

It’s only the second time that Morgan has emceed SNL since his eight-season tenure from 1996 to 2003, when he created such memorable characters as unlicensed “animal expert” Brian Fellows and Uncle Jemima.

This also represents his most high-profile TV appearances since he went on the Today show in June and broke down while discussing the aftermath of the accident, when a Walmart truck struck a car carrying Morgan and several other comics. (James McNair died in the crash; Morgan and Walmart have since reached a settlement.)

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