- Morgan Freeman has suddenly fallen ill and is unable to work.
- His agent revealed what happened to the beloved actor and what is next for Freeman.
- Fans are praying for Freeman’s speedy and complete recovery.
Morgan Freeman is a beloved actor famous for his iconic movie and TV roles and recognizable voice. He has enjoyed enormous success in Hollywood and is a firm favorite among many generations.
Recently, he has run into some health issues that have caused the actor to cancel plans he had made before. His fans pray that he makes a speedy and complete recovery and can work again soon.
Freeman and his “Special Ops: Lioness” costars had planned a trip to the UK to do press for the production. However, 86-year-old Freeman had to miss the trip after he experienced some health issues.
When Freeman’s costars Zoë Saldana and Nicole Kidman appeared on the press tour, and Freeman did not, fans were confused. While interviewers said they were upset he couldn’t be there, no information was given about why he was missing.
Now, after some time, it has been said that Freeman contracted a “contagious infection” before he was due to leave for the press tour, and it prevented him from traveling with his costars for the tour.
What Happened to Morgan Freeman?
After he was notably absent from the interviews in the UK, a representative for Freeman said that he had a fever, and the doctor told him he had a contagious infection and shouldn’t travel.
Freeman canceled his trip to get better and didn’t affect anybody else. However, his rep said that he was okay now. In the meantime, fans have been praying for the actor, saying how great an actor he is and sending all their love his way.
Although Freeman is okay now, Saldana and Kidman had to complete the tour and give interviews independently, as Freeman could not meet them for the remainder of their press tours.
Aside from the infection he was battling, Freeman has also struggled with fibromyalgia for much of his life. Fans thanked him for bringing awareness to the disease.
The tour that Freeman was unable to participate in is a spy thriller that was inspired by a real-life CIA program. The thriller follows the life of a woman named Joe, played by Zoe Saldana.
The screenplay was written by Taylor Sheridan, making the show highly anticipated, as Sheridan is known for his Westerns. Saldana will be playing the lead role, with Kidman and Freeman supporting her.
Freeman is okay now, but he has faced many different health battles during his life and has been vocal about the struggles he has faced throughout the years.
How Is Freeman’s Health Now?
Freeman is in his late 80s, but he hasn’t let that slow him down. In fact, he has no plans of retiring or stepping away from Hollywood in any way.
While Freeman is still keen to be as active as possible in the entertainment industry, his health has suffered through the years, and he has shared his struggles with his fans many times.
In many of his films, Freeman’s voice is immediately recognizable and can even be considered iconic. However, in interviews, his health has often left him almost silent due to the pain he is suffering.
Freeman was involved in a car accident many years ago, and the injuries left him with fibromyalgia. Initially, Freeman tried to hide the condition with a compression glove, but he has since become vocal about the affliction.
In a 2012 interview, his pain was clear as he continuously winced and grabbed hold of his shoulder as he spoke to the interviewer. The interviewer shared:
“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.”
Freeman called the pain “excruciating” and said he was badly affected in his shoulder and arm. Fibromyalgia is caused by stressful situations, like the car accident Freeman was in.
The disease causes chronic and all-over muscle pain, but the person who is suffering will often be badly affected in one particular area. Freeman suffered the car accident at 71.
The interviewer that talked about the pain Freeman suffered also said he had surgery to repair his tissue damage, but he still has to wear his compression glove in his nearly useless hand so that his blood does not pool in that area.
Freeman was first vocal about his experience with fibromyalgia at the 2010 SAG Awards when he detailed his journey with the disease. While there is no cure for the disease, sufferers are able to have treatments to enhance their lives.
Many celebrities suffer alongside Freeman, including Lady Gaga, Mary McDonough, and Sinéad O’Connor. Talking about how he felt about having the disease, Freeman shared:
“I only get one life, and I will not let fibromyalgia take the joy from living it.”
His fellow celebrities have similar notions, with O’Connor saying the disease is not curable but manageable. Lady Gaga also shared that she did not appreciate when people assumed fibromyalgia was not real.
Gaga shared that fibromyalgia not only involved physical pain, but also anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSd, panic disorder, and trauma. Gaga believes that all of these aspects send the nervous system into overdrive.
While Freeman has been suffering from this condition for over ten years, he has never allowed it to stand in the way of him having a wonderful and successful career.
Instead of succumbing to the disease and leaving Hollywood in his 70s, Freeman remained positive that he could still do everything he did before his diagnosis and still live happily.
Now, Freeman is often seen wearing his compression glove so that blood does not pool in the hand being affected by the fibromyalgia, but other than that and a few winces in interviews, Freeman appears to be in excellent physical health.