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tpsbmam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 11:04 AM
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Morgan Freeman seriously hurt in car accident
Source: MSNBC

Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman was seriously injured in a car accident in Mississippi on Sunday night according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Police report that Freeman, 71, was driving eastbound on Highway 32 near the town of Ruleville, Miss., around 11:30 p.m. when his car left the road and flipped several times.

Police say Freeman and a female passenger had to be extracted from the vehicle and the actor was flown to a hospital in Memphis, Tenn., where he was listed in serious condition. There was no word on the condition of the passenger.

TMZ.com is reporting that state troopers say "The Dark Knight" star was talking at the scene of the accident.

Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26010759 /



My CBS news alert (no story there yet) said he was in critical condition.

Love him. Keeping everything crossed for him!
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 11:06 AM
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1. Awww damn...hope they're both gonna be all right.
:(
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 03:34 PM
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50. blogs say he was conscious and he broke an arm and shoulder
they expect him to be well.
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Dogtown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 11:07 AM
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2. Very bad news
Morgan Freeman is a fine man.
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 11:11 AM
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3. I love Freeman, and hope he's o.k.
Godspeed on a recovery!
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 11:13 AM
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4. Hope he is alright.
:-(
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my2sense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 11:15 AM
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5. Terrible news
In my thoughts and prayers.

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Swagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 11:20 AM
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6. get well Morgan !! wonderful actor
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TheDebbieDee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 11:20 AM
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7. I'm sending positive energy in your direction, Mr. Freeman...........
I wish you a speedy recovery!
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David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 11:24 AM
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8. I love Morgan Freeman.
I hope he recovers fully and speedily.
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tpsbmam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 11:25 AM
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9. The CBS version.......
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/08/04/entertainment...

Actor Morgan Freeman is being treated at a Memphis, Tenn., hospital after a bad car crash.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol reports Freeman's car went off Highway 32 near in Tallahatchie County and flipped several times.

Freeman was air lifted to the Regional Medical Center at Memphis (The Med) in critical condition. A woman who was in the car was also taken to the Med.

The WREG-TV Web site reports Freeman may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

The popular Oscar-winning actor, 71, with an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern cinema. He is currently appearing in the blockbuster Batman film "The Dark Knight."
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Hugabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 11:26 AM
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10. The man is pure class, all the way around
Great actor, great person. He's always been among my favorite actors.
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 11:26 AM
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11. One of the best actors around.
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 11:28 AM
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12. Sending healing vibes Morgan's way.
Get well soon.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 11:32 AM
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13. No! Not Easy Reader! I hope he will be ok
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rsmith6621 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 11:39 AM
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14. Morgan Is A Great Person I had lunch with once


At a Wendy's in Memphis.....I wish the best for him and peace for his family in this time.

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TerribleLarryDingle Donating Member (231 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 11:40 AM
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15. I hope he recovers quickly
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 11:42 AM
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16. Shit.shit.shit.
He is one of the greatest actors of our time. Please get well soon Morgan!!
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 11:45 AM
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17. I will hope for the best.
I think Morgan Freeman is so great. Love, love, love that guy!

Julie
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 11:50 AM
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18. Get well, Morgan
The world will be a lesser place without you.
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tpsbmam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 11:50 AM
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19. TMZ update......sounds more encouraging
http://www.tmz.com/2008/08/04/freeman-possibly-asleep-a... /

Morgan Freeman may have fallen asleep at the wheel last night right before his bad car wreck.

The actor was driving on Highway 32 in Tallahatchie County when he apparently lost control, flipping his car several times.

WHBQ in Memphis is reporting Freeman was on his way home to Charleston when the smash-up happened. Bill Luckett, Freeman's friend and co-owner of Freeman's restaurant Madidi, said his buddy was sitting up and talking at the hospital.

One source tells TMZ that Freeman has broken several ribs and injured his knee. His female passenger, we're told, had to be cut out of the car using the Jaws of Life. A source says she's suffering from bumps and bruises, but is "all in all in good condition."
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 11:56 AM
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21. TMZ, Finally Useful
Who would have thought it possible?
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 12:03 PM
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23. Prayers for him and his traveling friend too

:hug:
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 08:37 PM
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54. I'm very glad to hear that they appear to be all right.
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 11:51 AM
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20. Thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Freeman
Great A list actor. Wish him a speedy recovery.
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 11:57 AM
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22. oh no! hope he recovers
been my favorite actor since I was 13.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 12:13 PM
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24. Please, let them be okay
I adore Morgan Freeman. He's such a fabulous actor. I hope his passenger recovers fully, too.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 12:14 PM
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25. Thanks, tpsbmam - the TMZ report is somewhat encouraging.
Thoughts and prayers coming your way, Morgan and friend. :hug:
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 12:18 PM
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26. one of my very favorite actors!
get well soon, mr. freeman~!
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 12:38 PM
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27. Great actor.
Here's hoping he makes a full recovery and continues to enrich our lives for many years to come.
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dbonds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 12:54 PM
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28. One of my favorite actors, sending good thoughts.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 12:55 PM
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29. How awful! Just heard it on MSNBC, too! K&R.
It sounds very serious and he's not a young man. He's one of our few remaining great actors. Wishing him a complete return to good health... :-(
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 01:04 PM
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30. Oh, no! I hope he's going to be okay.
Is it time yet to start an Urban Legend about that Batman movie being cursed?
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comtec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 01:15 PM
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31. GOD HIT BY CAR?! -Jim Carrey not available for comment
Oh Come on, you KNOW you were thinking it!!!

Seriously though, I'm sending him all my prayers "Dear God... please be OK!"
I think he's a great actor, and I'd be very unhappy if this was the last chapter written on him.
I hope these aren't his last revelations.

I really hope someone got at least a few giggles.
I really am worried about him, he's a great actor... but he is old.
I joke in honor of the late, great George burns, who was making jokes till the end. :cry:
god knows we need him, where has all the laughter in the world gone? :(
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 01:23 PM
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32. E-Z Reader has to be ok!!!
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Maine-i-acs Donating Member (989 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 01:25 PM
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33. "Female Passenger" = Miss Daisy?
Hope she's OK too.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 01:38 PM
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34. Healing vibes to Morgan!
He's beloved by many people. :loveya:
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 01:39 PM
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35. He is absolutely my favorite actor
I am praying that he makes a full recovery.
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crimsonblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 01:41 PM
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36. Oh noes!
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 01:49 PM
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37. Very best wishes to both for a speedy recovery.


For Mr. Freeman.



For the female passenger.
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 01:52 PM
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38. Morgan Freeman critically injured in car crash
Source: TimesOnLine




Oscar winning actor Morgan Freeman is in a "serious condition" in hospital today after a car accident in Mississippi.

The 71-year-old Hollywood veteran was driving on a freeway near his home at around 11.30pm on Sunday when his car left the road and flipped over several times, according to police.

The actor, who co-starred in the latest Hollywood blockbuster The Dark Knight, and an unidentified female passenger had to be cut out of the vehicle before they were air-lifted to Regional Medical Centre in Memphis.

Kathy Stringer, spokeswoman for the hospital, said he was listed as being in a serious condition. The medical state of his passenger is not known...cont'd



Read more: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_amer...
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 01:52 PM
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39. Damn
I hope he's okay....he's one of my fav actors.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 01:52 PM
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40. Critical is really, really bad. Freeman is only really bad=serious.
Just sayin'...
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 01:56 PM
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41. I've been a fan of his since Electric Company
I hope he has a speedy and complete recovery.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 10:11 PM
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56. me too!
that's where I first saw Rita Moreno as well

I loved that show


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ChazII Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 11:09 PM
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57. Another fan from the Electric Co. Days
Prayers are with him, his passenger and the medical team.
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 01:20 PM
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61. I couldn't wait for Sesame Street to be over
The Electric Company was one of my favorite shows. My younger brothers were hooked on Sesame Street but I'd wait for the Electric Company to come on. It was a lot of fun to watch. They had so many talented people on it.

As for Rita Moreno, she was hot. I had such a big crush on her. I thought she was absolutely the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. I think that between my crush on Moreno and my then-current life goal of playing for the NFL my parents got suspicious of my sexual leanings. They were very cool about it. They sat me down and my mom explained that sometimes women liked women more than they liked me and that was okay. They did that from time to time for a while. It took me a few years to figure out what they were thinking. I was very lucky that they wanted to talk and be supportive. There are too many kids whose parents don't want to talk and turn their backs on their own kids. As it turned out, my crush was fleeting and I turned out to be a (non-breeding) breeder.
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Pavlovs DiOgie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 01:59 PM
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42. Yikes
I sure hope he recovers - he's a fine person and phenomenal actor.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 02:00 PM
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43. he's a good man. this is awful news. be well, morgan.
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Duppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 02:25 PM
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45. indeed, a VERY good man
And he's in the top 5 of my favorite actors.

Wishing him a recovery.


(I hate having such thoughts, but it's Mississippi, so I hope there was no foul play in that accident.)

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JeanGrey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 02:19 PM
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44. He's not critical. Listed as "serious". Read some broken
ribs and messed up his knee. He's sitting up and talking so I think he'll be fine. Amazing for a 71 year old.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 02:29 PM
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46. if i were morgan freeman, i'd hire a little old white lady to drive me around, while i sat in back..
but that's just me.

i sure hope he's alright, and that he can get busy living again real soon.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 02:32 PM
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47. Hahaha! Great suggestion! nt
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 03:05 PM
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48. Heal quickly and well!
He's terrific.
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 03:11 PM
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49. Love Him Too
fingers crossed.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 04:04 PM
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51. Best wishes to Morgan Freeman and to the passenger
Edited on Mon Aug-04-08 04:04 PM by LeftishBrit
Wishing both of them a good recovery.

He's a great actor!
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Norrin Radd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 05:26 PM
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52. Get better!
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tpsbmam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 08:03 PM
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53. NY Times Update: he's got some broken bones but he's okay....great news!!
His passenger was one of his wife's best friends -- she's fine and has been released from the hospital. Bumps and bruises, according to what I've seen.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/arts/AP-People-Morgan-F...

The actor ''has a broken arm, broken elbow and minor shoulder damage, but is in good spirits,'' according to a statement from Donna Lee, Freeman's publicist. A hospital spokeswoman said Freeman was in serious condition but would not discuss his injuries.

''He is having a little bit of surgery this afternoon or tomorrow to help correct the damage,'' Lee's statement said. ''He says he'll be OK and is looking forward to a full recovery.''



People can be truly great sometimes....and others, they can truly suck.

Bystanders converged on the accident scene trying to get a glimpse of the actor, McFerrin said.

When one person tried to snap a photo with a cell phone camera, Freeman joked, ''no freebies, no freebies,'' McFerrin said.

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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 12:59 AM
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59. Oh that's great news!
I'm so glad to hear it. Thanks for posting!
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 02:24 PM
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62. Yes, much appreciated! Thanks, 'cause I missed this. I love Morgan Freeman!
He has such class, elegance, gravitas. There's a good reason why this guy has been tapped to play God AND the President of the United States.
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CrazyDude Donating Member (186 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-04-08 10:09 PM
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55. He drives a 1997 Nissan Maxima?
Awesome!
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 12:58 AM
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58. Sending good vibes his way...
He's one of my favorite actors.

C'mon Morgan...Hang in there and march like the penguins!
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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 01:47 AM
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60. Mee too - love and vibes out to Mr. Freeman!!!!
He is America's grandfather. He just makes everyone relax and feel good. Cool cat.

Get better Morgan Freeman!!
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