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The tragic reason Morgan Freeman wears a glove

In recent years fans have spotted the actor sporting the glove.
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With a career spanning five decades and multiple film genres, Morgan Freeman has spent a lot of time in the public eye.

But it’s his recent red-carpet appearances, where the 87-year-old actor is seen wearing a glove, that have fans worried about Morgan Freeman’s hand.

Morgan Freeman wearing a glove at the 2022 soccer wold cup opening ceremony.
The actor was part of the opening ceremony at the 2022 Soccer World Cup (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

What happened to Morgan Freeman’s left hand? 

In 2008, Morgan Freeman was involved in a serious car crash. His car left the road and flipped numerous times before landing in a ditch. 

The actor was airlifted to hospital and despite undergoing surgery her was left with irreversible nerve damage to his left land, leaving it paralysed. 

“I suffered nerve damage and it hasn’t gotten better. I can’t move it,” he told People in 2010. “If you don’t move your hand, it will swell up. Do you know you move your hand about a million times a day?”

In a 2012 interview, the actor told Esquire that the fibromyalgia causes pain “up and down the arm.”

“That’s where it gets so bad. Excruciating,” he added.

Morgan Freeman wearing a glove on left hand.
Morgan was involved in a crash in 2008. (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

How was Morgan Freeman Paralyzed? 

Despite doctors promising the injury would improve by 2011, the actor’s left hand remains immobile. 

The glove he wears is a compression garment he has to wear to keep the blood flow going. 

Morgan Freeman wearing a glove
The actor is spotted frequently wearing the garment. (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

Does Morgan Freeman have a prosthetic hand? 

Many fans wrongly assumed the actor’s hand was amputated following the crash and that his glove was covering a prosthetic limb. But this is not the case. 

Morgan has been spotted numerous times in public not wearing the compression garment.

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