Morgan Freeman, the Academy Award-winning actor, has a voice that is as iconic as his performances. He is known for his roles in Bruce Almighty and Evan Almighty as God, and Lucius Fox in The Dark Knight. Unfortunately, in 2008, Freeman was involved in a near-fatal car accident near his home in Mississippi that resulted in irreversible physical damage. Reports state that rescue personnel had to use the jaws of life to free him and his passenger from their Nissan Maxima after it rolled over multiple times.
Although Freeman was airlifted to the hospital and underwent four hours of surgery to repair his shattered left shoulder, arm, and elbow, a treatment that was intended to allow a full recovery, he disclosed in a 2010 interview with People that he had been left with permanent damage. Freeman’s left hand suffered nerve damage, leaving him unable to move it. As a result, he wears a compression glove to keep the blood flowing, which helps prevent swelling.
Morgan Freeman wears a satin glove on his paralyzed hand as he presents at the #Oscars with Margot Robbie https://t.co/HFSxGLNqRt
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Freeman suffers from fibromyalgia, a chronic illness characterized by widespread pain that can range from mild to severe. The pain is often felt in the arms, legs, head, chest, abdomen, back, and buttocks. People with fibromyalgia also experience exhaustion, numbness, headaches, and inability to sleep. Although there is no definitive treatment for fibromyalgia, it can be managed with a combination of exercise or other movement therapies, psychological and behavioral therapy, and medications.
Morgan Freeman and Margot Robbie speak onstage during the #Oscars pic.twitter.com/cSwQ8wkfFk
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Freeman has struggled with the illness and had to give up several activities, such as flying his aircraft and going on solo boat trips. Despite his illness, he has continued to work, appearing in movies such as Red, Oblivion, Now You See Me, and The Hitman’s Wife and Bodyguard.
Freeman is one of the most renowned performers of all time, with work in films such as Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy (for which he won a Golden Globe), The Shawshank Redemption, Invictus, and Million Dollar Baby (for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor). He has also appeared in documentaries such as Long Way Home, March of the Penguins, The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, and Our Universe.
The Ritual Killer, in which he co-stars with Cole Hauser, will be Freeman’s next picture. Gunner and A Good Person are also on the horizon. Despite his illness, Freeman has continued to inspire and motivate others, and his work in the film industry has left a lasting impact.
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