(AFP) – Aug 7, 2008
LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Morgan Freeman left a Memphis hospital on Thursday, two days after undergoing surgery for injuries sustained in a car crash earlier this week, a spokesman for the actor said.
Freeman, 71, cheated death on Sunday when a car he was driving left the road and rolled over, leaving the Oscar-winning star of "The Dark Knight" with a broken arm, elbow and minor shoulder damage.
Freeman underwent surgery to mend his injuries at Regional Medical Center in Memphis on Tuesday.
"He was released today at noon local time and is now resting comfortably," Freeman's spokesman Ken Sunshine told AFP.
Freeman won an Academy Award for his role in 2004's Clint Eastwood boxing drama "Million Dollar Baby" and is famous for his authoritative voice that has been used to narrate documentaries and commercials as well as film roles.
He has been nominated for an Oscar a total of four times.
Freeman is currently working on another collaboration with Eastwood, "The Human Factor," a film based on the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Freeman is due to play former South African president Nelson Mandela.
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