Ashley Judd Improving after a very frightening accident.
at Instagram Live With New York times” Nicholas Kristof On February 12, Prof. Double jeopardy The actress revealed that she had a bad leg injury during a trek in the Congo rainforest when she stumbled upon a tree that had fallen into the dark.
She spoke from her hospital bed about how she was now in “the trauma-treatment unit of the ICU in beautiful South Africa, which she took me to from Congo, a country that I love so dearly and unfortunately not equipped to deal with massive catastrophic injuries like I had.” She explained that the experience shed more light on the privilege she has as a person with the means to visit the Congo.
As she explained to Christophe, “the difference between me and the Congolese person is the disaster insurance that allowed me 55 hours after the accident to get to the operating table in South Africa.”
She described in detail the “incredibly horrific” experience, which “began with five hours of lying on the forest floor” until it was evacuated. From there, she spent more than an hour in a hammock carried by her “Congolese brothers,” who were finally able to bring her back to camp. She spent the ordeal “howling like a wild animal” and biting a stick in an attempt to relieve some of the pain.