Morgan Freeman Shares Massive Health Update


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The Shawshank Redemption actor, 86, is known for having one of the most recognised voices in the world and has been in a number of big-budget films.

In his filmography, Freeman has appeared in blockbusters including The Dark Knight, Seven, and Million Dollar Baby, for which he won an Oscar for the Best Supporting Actor.

Sadly, the Bruce Almighty star was forced to disclose some details about his health.

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In order to promote his new television series Special Ops: Lioness, Freeman was scheduled to travel to the UK with co-stars Nicole Kidman and Zoe Saldana.

He was forced to stay in the US after developing a fever and being diagnosed by medical professionals as having a ‘contagious infection,’ according to the Daily Mail.

At a number of publicity events for the thriller from Paramount+, which will be available on the streaming service on July 23, Freeman’s absence stood out.

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While Kidman and Saldana had also attended a showing at the Tate Britain, he was scheduled to appear alongside them on the BBC series The One Show.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, a representative for Freeman has said: “Morgan has a fever and his doctor felt he had a contagious infection, so he cancelled his trip. He is fine now.”

Taylor Sheridan, the creator of Yellowstone, drew inspiration for the spy thriller from a real-life CIA programme.

The programme centres on Marine Joe (Saldana), the head of the CIA’s war on terror, as she tries to strike a balance between her personal and professional life.

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Morgan plays Edwin Mullins, the US secretary of state, in Special Ops: Lioness.

On the day the show premieres, the first two episodes will be made available. Thereafter, one episode will air each week until the series finale on September 3.

Morgan has previously been open about his struggle with fibromyalgia, which he developed after being involved in a vehicle accident back in 2008. According to the NHS, it is a long term chronic condition that causes discomfort and pain throughout the body.

The Now You See Me actor’s left hand was left paralysed, and in order to keep the blood flowing, he has had to wear a compression glove on that hand ever since.

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During an interview with Esquire in 2012, interviewer Tom Chiarella penned: “It hurts when he walks, when he sits still, when he rises from his couch, and when he missteps in a damp meadow.

“More than hurts. It seems a kind of agony, though he never mentions it. Despite surgery to repair nerve damage, he was stuck with a useless left hand.

“It is stiffly gripped by a compression glove most of the time to ensure that blood doesn’t pool there. It is a clamp, his pain, an icy shot up a relatively useless limb.”