Morgan Freeman doing well after surgery

August 6th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS  

New York, Aug 6 (IANS) Hollywood veteran Morgan Freeman, who was involved in a serious car accident, has undergone surgery on his left arm and is expected to leave the hospital later this week. Freeman met with an accident Sunday after he lost control of his car on the highway near his home in Charleston, Mississippi. He and his passenger Demaris Meyer had to be cut free from the wreckage and airlifted to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. The 71-year-old suffered a broken arm and shoulder when he flipped his car over in the crash, reports

Donna Lee, Freeman’s publicist, has confirmed that he is making progress and looking forward to returning home.

She said: “Morgan is doing well after his surgery last night to reconnect nerves and repair damage in his left arm and hand. The surgery 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” Monday when he arrived at the hospital before his surgery took place.

Meyer is reportedly suffering from minor injuries but is “in good condition.”

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