Comedian Tracy Morgan on Tuesday returned to Nashville to apologize for an anti-gay rant.

In a routine delivered in Nashville, Morgan, the star of NBC's 30 Rock, condoned anti-gay bullying and said he would stab his son to death if he found out he was gay.

Morgan subsequently apologized. Last week, he met with troubled LGBT youth from the Ali Forney Center in New York City. He's also committed to participate in GLAAD's upcoming Amplify Your Voice video campaign to combat anti-LGBT bullying.

During a press conference, he apologized directly to Kevin Rogers, who was in the audience during Morgan's June 3 performance and later wrote about the experience on Facebook.

“I apologize to Kevin and people that were at the show,” Morgan told reporters. “I want to apologize to my friends, and my family and my fans and everyone in every community who were offended with this. I didn't know. I didn't mean it … I don’t have a hateful bone in my body. I don’t believe that anyone should be bullied or just made to feel bad about who they are. I totally feel that, in my heart, I don’t care who you love, same-sex or not, as long as you have the ability to love. … I don’t really see gay or straight, I just see human beings now.”

“From the bottom of my heart, I apologize to everybody,” he added. “Thank you everybody for forgiving me.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Rogers said he accepted Morgan's apology.

“Tracy was sincere and spoke from his heart today,” Rogers said. “I decided to speak out and use my voice to inspire others. The best thing that has come from this is a national conversation that anti-gay violence is unacceptable and that homophobia is outdated.”