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Monday, August 4, 2008

Driving Miss—Oh, I Can’t. I Just Can’t.

posted by on August 4 at 11:17 AM

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman was in serious condition at a Memphis hospital after being involved in a car accident Sunday night, according to hospital officials.
CNN affilliate WMC of Memphis reported that he was in a car accident in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, about 100 miles south of Memphis, late Sunday.

According to The Associated Press, Freeman was “lucid” when the rescue team found his car.

“They had to use the jaws of life to extract him from the vehicle,” Clay McFerrin, editor of Sun Sentinel in Charleston, Mississippi, said. “He was lucid, conscious. He was talking, joking with some of the rescue workers at one point.”


Morgan Freeman, ladies and gentlemen: tough, classy, and 71 years old.

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The United States of America's first African-American president.

I hope he's okay. I love him.

Posted by monkey | August 4, 2008 11:41 AM

He drives a 1997 Nissan Maxima.

Posted by Ben | August 4, 2008 11:43 AM

Only a tool or a reporter refers to rescue equipment as "the jaws of life."

Posted by six shooter | August 4, 2008 11:45 AM

Nah, the car was the passenger's. That would be awesome if true, though.

Posted by leek | August 4, 2008 11:50 AM

wishing him well, but youre outro should have stated "tough, classy and playing the same character in all of his movies."

Posted by cool | August 4, 2008 11:55 AM

Don't die on me Morgan!

No one else, save Sigorney Weaver, could add such gravitas to a documentary.

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | August 4, 2008 11:57 AM

Another argument against electing a 72 year old.

Posted by max solomon | August 4, 2008 12:00 PM

My favorite male actor, bar none. I read this this morning and felt an inch tall. I truly hope he is OK...

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | August 4, 2008 12:04 PM

Get him the hell out of Mississippi and to L.A. where he can get the best care.

Posted by Vince | August 4, 2008 12:17 PM

m. freeman wasn't the first african american president ( i'm assuming you're referring to the chracter he played 1998's deep impact) james earl jones played the first african american president in a film called 'the man'in 1972. he became president after a freak accident killed the president and speaker of the house, and the vice president is too ill to assume the position. jones was the senate president pro tempore next in line, and in so doing he became ( to use the lingo of the 70's )'the man'.

Posted by reverend dr dj riz | August 4, 2008 12:18 PM
Posted by Like is acting, but still... | August 4, 2008 12:23 PM

fuckin' Easy Reader. you kick ass! always have. word.

Posted by ho' know | August 4, 2008 12:45 PM

Morgan Freeman is HOT!!! [and I can't figure out why - he's not that good looking - maybe its the voice....]

Posted by Schweighsr | August 4, 2008 12:58 PM

This is sad.

Hope he recovers.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 4, 2008 1:30 PM

Morgan Freeman's a national treasure. Hope he's okay.

Posted by rtw | August 4, 2008 1:34 PM


Personally I could do without yet another performance of Morgan Freeman's Wise Old Mentor™. I hope he makes a full recovery and vows to stop repeating himself.

Posted by elenchos | August 4, 2008 1:51 PM

I agree with @16.


Posted by PC | August 4, 2008 2:14 PM

PC. Susan Hudgens. You're a piece of shit. Don't post when you agree with me. Fuck off. Die.

Posted by elenchos | August 4, 2008 2:21 PM

The Dark Knight Curse.
The Dark Knight Curse.

Posted by cheesepants | August 4, 2008 2:26 PM

I think you meant elenchos' curse.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 4, 2008 2:32 PM

Y'all missed one of the coolest things ever about Morgan Freeman, namely, his early work.

Yep, that's him.

Posted by Jeff Stevens | August 4, 2008 7:13 PM

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