Actor Morgan Freeman arrives for "An Evening with Clint Eastwood" celebrating the debut of the DVD box set "Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years at Warner Bros." at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on February 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)more pics »Morgan Freeman
almost lost his life in a car crash in August 2008, and he's all better now, except his hand is still paralyzed. The Invictus
actor isn't able to move his left hand because of severe nerve damage. Morgan Freeman's hand never fully recovered. (Getty)
Speaking at the Los Angeles premiere of Invictus
, 72-year-old Morgan said: "I suffered nerve damage and it hasn't gotten better. I can't move it. If you don't move your hand, it will swell up. Do you know you move your hand about a million times a day?"
The Oscar-winning star was taken to hospital after he sufferred a broken arm, broken elbow and damage to his shoulder after the accident which occurred as he was driving his 1997 Nissan Maxima car in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi. The car went off the shoulder of the road and flipped over "several times", according to one onlooker.
Morgan was removed from the car wreck using the 'jaws of life', a hydraulic rescue tool, and was airlifted to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. His representative said at the time: "He has a broken arm, broken elbow and minor shoulder damage but he is in good spirits.”
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