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Tracy Morgan headed Nashville to apologize for anti-gay rant

Tracy Morgan is heading to Nashville to apologize for an anti-gay rant many have criticized him for.

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Tracy Morgan is going to Nashville to apologize for the anti-gay rant recently made public after an audience member brought the act to the attention of the press.

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Comedian Tracy Morgan plans to return to Nashville next week to apologize to audience members who were offended by an anti-gay rant during a stand-up show on June 3.

During the performance, the "30 Rock" actor told the audience that if his son were gay, he would "pull out a knife and stab" him.

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Morgan already has issued a public apology, saying he went too far, even for a comedy show.

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On Tuesday, Morgan publicist Nicole Chabot confirmed that Morgan agreed to the Nashville meeting at the request of Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation President Jarrett Barrios.

Morgan also agreed to meet with gay and lesbian youth in New York City this week.

And he will participate in a GLAAD public service campaign to combat anti-gay bullying.