MORGAN FREEMAN has undergone surgery on his left arm and is expected to leave hospital later this week (ends08Aug08) – just days after he was involved in a serious car crash.
Freeman and a female passenger had to be cut free from the wreckage and airlifted to the Regional Medical Center (The Med) in Memphis, Tennessee on Sunday night (03Aug08), after the actor lost control of his vehicle on the highway near his home in Charleston, Mississippi.
The 71-year-old suffered a broken arm and shoulder when he flipped his car over in the crash.
And Freeman’s publicist Donna Lee has confirmed The Dark Knight star is making progress and looking forward to returning home.
In a statement released on Tuesday (05Aug08), she says: “Morgan is doing well after his surgery last night to reconnect nerves and repair damage in his left arm and hand.
“The surgery last night lasted four and a half hours. He’s visiting with family this morning. As of this morning he’s up and walking around and looking forward to his release in a few days.”
Freeman was said to be “in good spirits” on Monday (04Aug08) when he arrived at the hospital before his surgery took place.
His passenger Demaris Meyer – whose relationship to Freeman is unknown – is reportedly suffering from minor injuries but is “in good condition”.