Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman demonstrates his strength of character is equally memorable to his distinctive baritone voice through agonizing suffering following a nearly deadly vehicle accident.

Freeman, 85, who portrayed God in the movies Evan Almighty (2007) and Bruce Almighty (2003), suffers irreversible physical injury due to a single-vehicle collision close to his Mississippi home.

He appeared as Lucius Fox in The Dark Knight, the second part of the Batman series.

Emergency personnel reportedly used the jaws of life to free him and the passenger from the crushed-up Nissan Maxima that had rolled over numerous times.

Freeman was airlifted to the hospital and underwent a four-hour operation to fix a broken left shoulder, arm, and elbow. Although the procedure was supposed to allow for a full recovery, the adored actor suffered long-term damage, as he disclosed in a 2010 interview with People.

“I experienced nerve damage, and it hasn’t improved,” Freeman claimed he couldn’t move his left hand, so he always wore a compression glove to keep blood flowing.

Freeman stepped on stage at the 2023 Oscars to accept an award with Margot Robbie while wearing a black tuxedo and an identical elbow-length satin compression glove.

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes widespread pain and exhaustion, and he always has it in his closet to assist in managing the agony.

The National Institutes of Health define fibromyalgia as “chronic, widespread pain across the body or elsewhere. The arms, legs, head, chest, belly, back, and buttocks are frequently affected by pain. It’s frequently described as throbbing, scorching, or painful.

Fatigue, numbness, headaches, and difficulties sleeping are additional typical fibromyalgia symptoms. Previously regarded as a psychosomatic condition, fibromyalgia is now recognized by the American Medical Association as a clinical diagnosis.

There is currently no treatment, although it can be treated with “a combination of exercise or other movement therapies, psychological and behavioral therapy, and medications.”

2012 saw Freeman discuss his chronic illness in an interview with Esquire.

The story’s author Tom Chiarella states, “Occasionally, he grips his left shoulder and winces. It hurts when he stands up from his couch, walks, sits still, and trips in a soggy meadow. It hurts more than that. Even though he never acknowledges it, it seems like some agony.”

“It is a clamp, his pain, an icy shot up a useless limb,” he continues. “He doesn’t like to admit it, but occasionally he can’t help but lose himself in a grimace that may end the planet.”

Freeman answered, “It’s the fibromyalgia,” acknowledging that Chiarella was aware of his attempts to conceal the discomfort and agony. across the arm and up. It becomes very awful at that point. Excruciating.”

Freeman was compelled to give up some activities, like flying his plane and sailing alone.

There is a purpose for reforms like this, Freeman added. I have to move on to new endeavors and self-perceptions. I am a golfer. Still working. And just wandering the countryside can make me quite content. “I play one-handed,” Freeman continued. I use my right arm to swing.

Freeman is still going strong; he has future roles in Gunner, A Good Person, and The Ritual Killer, in which his co-star Cole Hauser, best known for his work on the Yellowstone film, is complimentary of him.

“He was incredible. Man, he was fantastic. He works as both an actor and an instructor on set. He gave me many advice and reminders in the scenes we were in together. It was astounding.”

The tenacious actor is not the only famous person who battles the invisible illness.

The amazing Lady GaGa said 2017 that she also experiences excruciating agony from the disease. In an interview with Vogue, she added, “I get so irritated with people who don’t believe fibromyalgia is real,” alluding to the condition’s detractors. “People need to show greater empathy. Chronic pain is no laughing matter. And you never know how you will feel when you get up daily.”

In addition, there was Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor (“Nothing Compares to You” in 1990), actor Susan Flannery (“The Bold and the Beautiful”), and singer-songwriter Rosie Hamlin (“Angel Baby” in 1961), who passed away in 2017 but was open about her battle with the disease.

Without Freeman and his soothing voice, which can enliven even the most uninteresting subject, it isn’t easy to envision the world. Tell us what you think of Freeman and his approach to this invisible illness!

Let’s send healing vibes to Freeman and everyone bravely facing fibromyalgia.