Ashley Judd is on the mend after a very frightening accident.
In an Instagram Live with the New York Times Nicholas Kristof On February 12, the Double Jeopardy actress announced that she had seriously injured her leg while tripping over a fallen tree in the dark while on a trip to the Congo rainforest.
She spoke from her hospital bed about how she was now in an “intensive care unit for trauma in beautiful South Africa” that has taken me in from the Congo, a country that I love very much and that is unfortunately not equipped for massive catastrophic injuries I have She stated that the experience further highlighted the privilege she held as a person of the agent visit to the Congo.
Kristof explained, “The difference between a Congolese person and me is disaster insurance, which allowed me to get to an operating table in South Africa 55 hours after my accident.”
She described the “incredibly harrowing” experience that “began with lying on the forest floor for five hours” before she could be evacuated. From there she spent over an hour in a hammock carried by her “Congolese brothers” who were eventually able to bring her back to the camp. She spent the ordeal “howled like a beast” and bit on a stick to try to relieve some of the pain.