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Freeman seriously injured in crash
http://ukpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5j59XKeceYrmRjfRuFl9zrVyH9JfQ ^ | 08/04/2008 | Staff

Posted on 08/04/2008 10:00:11 AM PDT by Red Badger

Morgan Freeman is critically ill after a car crash, a US hospital has confirmed. A spokesman for the Regional Medical Centre in Memphis, Tennessee, said the 71-year-old The Dark Knight actor's condition was "serious". Mississippi state troopers told showbiz website TMZ.com that Freeman was involved in the crash at around 11.30pm local time on Sunday (5.30am BST), north of the small town of Ruleville. He was airlifted from the accident scene to the hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where he is being treated. An unidentified female passenger was also in the car and her condition was not known. The hospital, commonly known as The Med, is an acute-care teaching facility which serves patients within 150 miles of Memphis. Ashley Norris, manager of the Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Mississippi, which is owned by Freeman, confirmed the actor was in an accident but said she had no other details. Clay McFerrin, editor of Sun Sentinel in Charleston, said he arrived at the accident scene on Mississippi Highway 32 soon after it happened about four miles west of Charleston, not far from where Freeman owns a home with his wife. Mr McFerrin said it appeared that Freeman's car was airborne when it left the highway and landed in a ditch. "They had to use the jaws of life (hydraulic cutters) to extract him from the vehicle," he said. "He was lucid, conscious. He was talking, joking with some of the rescue workers at one point." Mr McFerrin said bystanders converged on the scene trying to get a glimpse of the actor. Freeman won an Oscar in 2005 for best performance by an actor in a supporting role for Million Dollar Baby.

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Prayers up!!!!................
1 posted on 08/04/2008 10:03:08 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Prayers up for one of my favorite actors.


2 posted on 08/04/2008 10:04:13 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Red Badger
He was talking, joking with some of the rescue workers at one point

How Reaganesqe!

I hope Morgan has a speedy recovery... he is one of my favorite actors... I still remember watching him in the PBS show, The Electric Company, as a kid...

3 posted on 08/04/2008 10:05:52 AM PDT by John123 (Obambi said that he has been in 57 states. I will now light myself on fire...)
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To: Red Badger
I hope he's OK.In addition to being a talented actor everything I've heard and read about him indicates that he's a classy,stand up guy.
5 posted on 08/04/2008 10:07:21 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Obama:"Ich bein ein beginner")
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To: Red Badger
"He was lucid, conscious. He was talking, joking with some of the rescue workers at one point."

That's good news, at least. He's a great actor, one of the best.

6 posted on 08/04/2008 10:07:47 AM PDT by xJones
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To: Gay State Conservative

he’s a classy,stand up guy.....Of course he is. He’s a Son of Mississippi.............


7 posted on 08/04/2008 10:08:15 AM PDT by Red Badger (If we drill deep enough, we can reach the Saudi oil fields from THIS side..........)
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To: Red Badger
Yep, love the actor.

Prayers....

8 posted on 08/04/2008 10:09:41 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Red Badger

Prayers for Morgan and his family.


9 posted on 08/04/2008 10:12:40 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Red Badger

Joining in prayer for Mister Freeman ... he is a unique man of our times. His screen talent is not the only deep dimension to this man in full. May the Lord’s Grace be strong upon the man, Morgan Freeman, to heal him to display the Grace of God in Christ.


10 posted on 08/04/2008 10:14:12 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Red Badger

Prayers for Morgan. I hope he recovers fully.


11 posted on 08/04/2008 10:15:38 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic ("And how can this be? For I am the Kwisatz Haderach! " - Barack Obama)
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To: Red Badger

I really hope he is alright. We love him here. I am surprised he was driving a 1997 maxima, my sister drives that same car and it is a POS I am worried about her in an accident every day.


12 posted on 08/04/2008 10:17:00 AM PDT by TriGirl (Lurking for 7 years!!!!!)
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To: Red Badger

Oh no! Love him, loved it when he played God (both times). Good to hear he’s joking around, but seems if truly critically injured, he wouldn’t be able to (not in my minds idea of a critical injury).


13 posted on 08/04/2008 10:19:42 AM PDT by ozarkgirl (If McCain can vote on the basis of principle and conscience over party, so can I.)
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To: Red Badger

I join in prayers for this man, and for his family. I pray for his speedy recovery.


14 posted on 08/04/2008 10:20:02 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Soldier soon to be training other Army Soldiers)
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To: ozarkgirl

Serious but not critical..................


15 posted on 08/04/2008 10:20:23 AM PDT by Red Badger (If we drill deep enough, we can reach the Saudi oil fields from THIS side..........)
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To: Red Badger

Here’s some Morgan Freeman trivia I bet you didn’t know. He appears in every movie being made today.


16 posted on 08/04/2008 10:21:22 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Red Badger

I see... very good to hear!


17 posted on 08/04/2008 10:22:10 AM PDT by ozarkgirl (If McCain can vote on the basis of principle and conscience over party, so can I.)
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To: GSWarrior
He appears in every movie being made today.

?........Even porn?.........

18 posted on 08/04/2008 10:23:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (If we drill deep enough, we can reach the Saudi oil fields from THIS side..........)
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To: Red Badger

Prayers up for Moprgan Freeman. I’ve always had plenty of respect for him.


19 posted on 08/04/2008 10:24:21 AM PDT by Allegra (Goodness me, goodness me, industrial disease...)
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To: Red Badger

prayers up for a great actor and a good guy.


20 posted on 08/04/2008 10:25:39 AM PDT by Awestruck (All the usual suspects)
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To: Red Badger

Amen! Joining in prayers for a great actor, blues man, and American.


21 posted on 08/04/2008 10:27:38 AM PDT by wizr ("Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition." - Chaplain Maguire, Pearl Harbor, 1941)
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To: Red Badger

what a great actor. always a pleasure to watch him. will always treasure my copy of glory.

good luck and get well soon sir.


22 posted on 08/04/2008 10:28:03 AM PDT by ripley
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To: GSWarrior

He’s the Gene Hackman of the 21st Century.


23 posted on 08/04/2008 10:28:47 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Red Badger

Awful stuff. Appears he’ll make it through, but any wreck at 71 (I can’t believe he’s that old) is horrible.

Good luck Mr Freeman! Love you!


24 posted on 08/04/2008 10:29:07 AM PDT by MartinStyles
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To: Red Badger

Good luck Morgan. Awesome actor and hope to see you back soon.


25 posted on 08/04/2008 10:29:20 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220
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To: xJones

“He was lucid, conscious. He was talking, joking with some of the rescue workers at one point.”

Yes, but how do we know he wasn’t acting?

I always liked his characters. He was great in Bruce Almighty.


26 posted on 08/04/2008 10:31:34 AM PDT by teddyballgame
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I always liked his characters. He was great in Bruce Almighty.

I've never seen him doing anything but a great job in any movie he's been in.

27 posted on 08/04/2008 10:34:29 AM PDT by xJones
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To: Red Badger

Oh definite prayers! I heard he had an accident, but critically ill?

Dang, he is such a good actor. Funny or serious, he can do it!


28 posted on 08/04/2008 10:37:45 AM PDT by autumnraine
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To: John123

OH!! Electric Company with the p0rn bass music and Morgan Freeman ala afro running in slow motion.

Good times, good times.


29 posted on 08/04/2008 10:38:32 AM PDT by autumnraine
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To: Red Badger
prayer bump

He's one of the best.

30 posted on 08/04/2008 10:38:40 AM PDT by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: Red Badger

Almighty Father, please grant Mr. Freeman a speedy and complete recovery from his injuries, to Your greater Glory. I ask this in Jesus’ Holy Name, Amen.


31 posted on 08/04/2008 10:39:20 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Red Badger

Prayers up for my fellow Mississippian! May GOD keep him safe and healthy. Amen.

LLS


32 posted on 08/04/2008 10:57:31 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (REAGANISM... NOT communism!!!)
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To: bamahead

One of my favorite actors and favorite people. Prayers UP!


33 posted on 08/04/2008 10:58:34 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: Red Badger
The Memphis Med is state of the art.

I saw on an earlier thread that Freeman was injured, but had no idea that he was in my town.

34 posted on 08/04/2008 11:01:17 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: Red Badger

Prayers for his recovery. One of the best actors in recent memory.


35 posted on 08/04/2008 11:06:15 AM PDT by Types_with_Fist (I'm on FReep so often that when I read an article at another site I scroll down for the comments.)
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To: Red Badger

One of the greatest actors of our day. May God help him.


36 posted on 08/04/2008 11:08:04 AM PDT by Petronski (The God of Life will condemn the Chinese government. Gao li means GULAG.)
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To: Red Badger

That’s terrible! Hopes and prayers for him and his family!


37 posted on 08/04/2008 11:12:11 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: GSWarrior

“Here’s some Morgan Freeman trivia I bet you didn’t know. He appears in every movie being made today.”

And he plays the same role in every one! Ashley Judd also co-stars.

Seriously, what a terrible thing to happen to such a talented, classy guy. Hoping for a speedy recovery.


38 posted on 08/04/2008 11:21:33 AM PDT by Ace of Spades (Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Red Badger

Best wishes to Easy Reader and his passenger.


39 posted on 08/04/2008 11:23:16 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Racist, Charismatic Leader Promises Hope, Change and Socialism? USA, 2008 or Germany, 1932?)
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To: Red Badger

He is one of my favorite actors. Loved him in Clean and Sober with Michael Keaton. Both actors were great in this movie.


40 posted on 08/04/2008 11:42:16 AM PDT by lone star annie
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Best wishes to Easy Reader and his passenger.

Wow - somebody else who remembers the excellent show, "The Electric Company". My kids LOVED that show.

41 posted on 08/04/2008 11:43:14 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: teddyballgame

Just sent “Bucket List” back to Netflix. It was great - I can’t stand Nicholson as a person, but he and Freemen were truly excellent.


42 posted on 08/04/2008 11:43:58 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Bugs, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!" - Robert Heinlein)
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To: teddyballgame

Just sent “Bucket List” back to Netflix. It was great - I can’t stand Nicholson as a person, but he and Freeman were truly excellent.


43 posted on 08/04/2008 11:44:05 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Bugs, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!" - Robert Heinlein)
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Moprgan Freeman

Freudian slip? Did you mean Morgan Freepman?

Wish HE was running for President.

Prayers for the man, and for his passenger.

44 posted on 08/04/2008 11:54:47 AM PDT by informavoracious (Drill Here, Drill Now!)
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To: Red Badger

He IS a classy guy! A great actor too....one of few left in Hollywood that has REAL talent. Prayers for a speedy recovery.


45 posted on 08/04/2008 11:58:30 AM PDT by derllak
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To: informavoracious
Do you mean you wish Morgan Freepman was running....?

Or Morgan Freeman?

46 posted on 08/04/2008 12:00:07 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Congress would steal the nickels off a dead man's eye's...............)
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Moprgan Freeman

Freudian slip? Did you mean Morgan Freepman?

Wish HE was running for President.

Prayers for the man, and for his passenger.

47 posted on 08/04/2008 12:01:13 PM PDT by informavoracious (Drill Here, Drill Now!)
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How Reaganesqe!

While I like him as an actor.....he's a liberal.

He's endorsed Obama.

I wish him well.........but he's no Reagan!!!

48 posted on 08/04/2008 12:04:10 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Congress would steal the nickels off a dead man's eye's...............)
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To: Osage Orange

Freepman vs. Freeman. It was a joke. Either way. Ideally, Morgan Freeman would be a Freeper and run for Prez. He’d get more votes than McCain.


49 posted on 08/04/2008 12:05:54 PM PDT by informavoracious (Drill Here, Drill Now!)
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Got it.

That's what I thought....but wanted confirmation.

Thanks-

50 posted on 08/04/2008 12:12:55 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Congress would steal the nickels off a dead man's eye's...............)
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