Morgan Freeman has reportedly fallen ill with a ‘contagious infection,’ which left him unable to travel to the UK for his press trip to promote his new film Special Ops: Lioness.
Dozens of fans have shared their well wishes to the star online, with one writing: “Prayers for Morgan’s speedy recovery.”
While another said: “Sending thoughts and prayers Mr.Freeman.”
“Get better soon Mr Freeman. Such a awesome actor,” a third wrote.
According to his representative, “Morgan has a fever and his doctor felt he had a contagious infection, so he cancelled his trip. He is fine now.”
This isn’t the first time Morgan Freeman left fans worried for his health, as the star appeared at the Oscars earlier this year, with what appeared to be a black glove on his left hand.
The star turned heads with his outfit when the Hollywood icon attended the glamorous event, appearing on stage alongside Margot Robbie to honor Warner Bros.’ 100th anniversary.
Viewers noticed that along with his suit, he wore a single black glove, and it turns out there’s a devastating reason behind his wardrobe choice.
One fan wrote: “Dang… Morgan Freeman now looks really old, and what’s going on with his left hand?”
While another echoed: “Bruh Morgan freeman really look old old now. Not like his regular old, but like dude elderly now. And I wonder what’s wrong with his hand…”
“Hmmm what’s up with Morgan Freeman’s one hand in a black glove?” questioned a third.
Well, it turns out, way back in 2008, the star was involved in a car crash that caused some serious damage to his left arm.
According to a local newspaper at the time: “They had to use the jaws of life [hydraulic cutters] to extract him from the vehicle.
“He was lucid, conscious. He was talking, joking with some of the rescue workers at one point.”
And since then he has always struggled with pain in his arm and hand, meaning he has to wear a compression glove to keep the blood flowing.
Freeman has previously opened up about the injury, saying: “I suffered nerve damage and it hasn’t gotten better. I can’t move it.
“If you don’t move your hand, it will swell up. Do you know you move your hand about a million times a day?”
He revealed to Esquire in 2016 when asked about his pain: “It’s the fibromyalgia. Up and down the arm. That’s where it gets so bad. Excruciating.”
We’re glad he’s feeling better!