Morgan Freeman wears black glove to the Oscars, 15 years after car accident that paralyzed his hand

The 2023 Oscars ceremony last night featured a lot of interesting things to observe.

While individuals like Brendan Fraser, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michelle Yeoh, and Ke Huy Quan enjoyed success on their own, Everything Everywhere All At Once won the most honors.

A moment involving Morgan Freeman occurred during the 95th Academy Awards, but many viewers could have missed it amid all the glitz, glamour, and statues. Thank goodness, several sharp-eyed followers noticed it and flooded social media with comments.

Freeman appeared on stage with Margot Robbie to commemorate Warner Brothers’ 100th anniversary, but he did so while sporting an elbow-length black glove on his left hand. It turned out that there was a very sad explanation for that particular wardrobe choice.

One of his generation’s most enduring and renowned actors is Morgan Freeman. Because of this, fans were perplexed by the fact that he was wearing a black glove when he appeared on stage at the Oscars ceremony last night. Perhaps a preference for style? A reference to a role he previously played?

Well, there is a more gloomy explanation that is actually the case.

Freeman, 85, reportedly has been had to wear the glove ever since he was hurt in a catastrophic vehicle accident in Mississippi in 2008.

One late-night trip home, the Se7en star’s automobile went off the road, flipped many times, and eventually came to rest in a ditch.

Paramedics were on the scene quickly, but they had to use hydraulic cutters to release the actor from his car. Freeman reportedly maintained consciousness the entire time and was cracking jokes with his rescuers.

Nonetheless, the 71-year-old actor needed to be airlifted more than 100 miles from the collision site to a hospital in Memphis due to his moderately bad injuries.

Freeman required four hours of surgery to have his left arm reset after receiving treatment for multiple shattered bones.

Regrettably, the actor had severe shoulder pain and lasting nerve damage as a result of the incident. Freeman was unable to move his limb fully after the collision, which caused it to enlarge and necessitated the use of a compression glove to control the symptoms.

Freeman told People magazine in 2010—two years after the incident—that he had never fully healed from his injury.

“If you don’t move your hand, it will swell up,” the Shawshank Redemption star explained. “Do you know you move your hand about a million times a day?”

Even the fact that Morgan Freeman was involved in a catastrophic vehicle accident and is still dealing with injuries surprises me!

That being said, he’s one of my all-time favorite actors. No matter how down I am, his voice is enough to make me feel better. Who are you? Do you like Morgan Freeman? Please tell us if so in a comment.

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