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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 for one of my favorite actors.
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...
That's good news, at least. He's a great actor, one of the best.
he’s a classy,stand up guy.....Of course he is. He’s a Son of Mississippi.............
Prayers for Morgan and his family.
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.
Prayers for Morgan. I hope he recovers fully.
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.
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).
I join in prayers for this man, and for his family. I pray for his speedy recovery.
Serious but not critical..................
Here’s some Morgan Freeman trivia I bet you didn’t know. He appears in every movie being made today.
I see... very good to hear!
Prayers up for Moprgan Freeman. I’ve always had plenty of respect for him.
prayers up for a great actor and a good guy.
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