By Jonathon Dornbush
Updated January 19, 2016 at 01:36 PM EST
Credit: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC

Tracy Morgan faced a long road to recovery after the 2014 car accident that left him critically injured, but the 30 Rock star opened up on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon about the motivation at home that allowed him to recover.

“That’s the reason why I survived, for [my daughter] — for her and my wife,” Morgan said to his former Saturday Night Live costar Jimmy Fallon on Monday’s Tonight Show. And it was through his daughter that Morgan found the strength to walk again.

“I remember, I was in that wheelchair, and she was 14 months, and I’d seen her take her first steps, and that inspired me to get out of the wheelchair and take my first steps,” Morgan said, though he noted his recovery had its messy moments too.

“And then one day I saw her running down the hall in a doo-doo Pamper, and I started running down the hall in my doo-doo Pamper. I was still pooping on myself,” Jordan said.

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Watch Jordan’s full interview below to hear him discuss more about his recovery, as well as why he’s so excited — and never nervous — to return to performing.

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