Following the uproar that met his grossly unfunny homophobic rant onstage at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, Tracy Morgan has issued an official apology, sent by his press rep to the Huffington Post:

“I want to apologize to my fans and the gay & lesbian community for my choice of words at my recent stand-up act in Nashville. I’m not a hateful person and don’t condone any kind of violence against others. While I am an equal opportunity jokester, and my friends know what is in my heart, even in a comedy club this clearly went too far and was not funny in any context.”

Admittance is the first step to recovery. Now please re-enjoy "Werewolf Bar Mitzvah."