“I Can’t Move It,” the Real Reason Morgan Freeman Wore Only One Glove at the Oscars

When Morgan Freeman escorted Margot Robbie on stage at the 2023 Oscars, his left arm caught the attention of many. In fact, the 85-year-old actor wore an elbow-length satin black glove, which raised many concerns. And the reason behind it goes back to a heartbreaking event that transformed Freeman’s life 15 years ago.

Back in 2008, the Shawshank Redemption star was injured in a serious car accident that left him with a paralyzed left hand.

After the crash, Freeman had to undergo a 4-hour surgery in order to deal with his broken left shoulder, arm, and elbow.

A couple of years after the unfortunate event, the acclaimed actor opened up about his struggle, saying ’’I suffered nerve damage, and it hasn’t gotten better, I can’t move it.’’

He added, ’’If you don’t move your hand, it will swell up. Do you know you move your hand about a million times a day?’’

And even though doctors had reassured him that his hand would get better by 2011, this unfortunately didn’t happen to be the case.

Freeman ended up with permanent nerve damage and is still unable to wiggle his fingers.

And it seems that even 15 years later, the Oscar-winning actor is still dealing with the consequences of his accident, as we saw him wearing a glove during the ceremony.

According to experts, the compression glove works by lightly squeezing the veins in one’s hand to support blood circulation and can even help to manage tingling, pain, and swelling.

Preview photo credit PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP/East News, PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP/East News

14 Photos That Are Literally Screaming for Help

“I used to stand before the mirror and look deep into my unhappy eyes, sigh and say, ‘Oh cruel fate!’ And in a few minutes, I felt a little bit better.” This is what Moominpappa used to say. Sometimes life presents us with challenges that are difficult to get through, and this practice can actually help.

Bright Side has prepared a collection of situations in which this small exercise could help us to look at the future with optimism.

1. Oh, no, no, no…

2. Well, now it’s pizza time!

3. Maybe rent will be a bit lower now?

4. When you aren’t careful enough:

5. This ice cream came without a cone.

6. Yes, these are peanuts in a Coca-Cola bottle.

7. My view from the top of Machu Picchu Mountain and what the view could have been:

8. At least they found what they were looking for.

9. Now I know what a bottomless cup of coffee looks like.

10. Just got to my therapy appointment. It seems to be off to a bad start…

11. Don’t blame him. He hasn’t finished the book yet.

12. Spice up your life!

13. “Our youngest son has a taste for irony.”

14. “I just built a new house for myself.”

Are you upset when you fail to do something or when unexpectedly bad days sneak up on you? Do you think Moominpappa’s advice can help with this? Share your stories with us!

Preview photo credit IsProbablyLying4 / Reddit

Related Posts

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.