Actress Ashley Judd in South African ICU After Shattering Leg

By S Pakhrin from DC, USA - Women's March - Washington DC 2017, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=55562716

Double Jeopardy actress Ashley Judd revealed she endured an “incredibly harrowing ordeal” in order to receive medical attention after a compound leg break left her “lying on the forest floor” for five hours of a Congolese rainforest.

In an Instagram Live interview, Judd broke down how a tumble in the jungle led to a stressful 55 hour journey to receive medical attention half a continent away. After venturing into the rainforest on a night excursion with a faulty headlamp that reduced visibility, she tripped over a fallen tree and broke her leg in four places.

A colleague sat on the ground with the actress while she was “howling like a wild animal”, with “his leg under my badly misshapen leg, biting my stick,” she explained while holding up said stick.

When help arrived five hours later, Judd went into shock and passed out while multiple bones were reset without pain medication. She spent the next hour and a half in a hammock, “being carried out of the rainforest by my Congolese brothers, who were doing it barefoot, up and over hills, through the river,” towards their camp.

Next she rode on a motorcycle for six hours while one person drove and another held her up throughout the journey, then spent the night “in a hut” in the city of Jolu. Judd was evacuated to a hospital in the capital of Kinshasa, where she stayed for a day, before it was determined her case was to advanced to be handled in country, and she was flown to South Africa for treatment.

Judd gave the interview from “an ICU trauma unit in beautiful South Africa, which has taken me in from the Congo: a country I deeply love which is not, unfortunately, equipped to deal with massive catastrophic injuries like I have had.”

The Kiss the Girls star explained that the people of the Congo don’t have access to even, “a simple pill to kill the pain when you’ve shattered a leg in four places and have nerve damage.”

Noting her privilege when she concluded, “And the difference between a Congolese person and me is disaster insurance that allowed me 55 hours after my accident to get to an operating table in South Africa.”

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Charles
Charles
4 months ago

She went to South Africa for medical care? She needs to find the phone number on the back of her health insurance card for mental help.

Dr Morris Brooks
Dr Morris Brooks
4 months ago
Reply to  Charles

South African medical treatment is top class- do you know where the 1st heart transplant occurred . Cure for yellow fever & many other firsts. Charles you are a real fool . Get some research done before you make such comments. I graduated in South Africa & my qualifications are as good or better than those of Harvard.

Ron PekkalaSr
Ron PekkalaSr
4 months ago

Probably better! Less hype and BS.

Skyknight
Skyknight
4 months ago

Perhaps Karma for being such a “Trump hating Nasty Woman”.

Lizzyborden
Lizzyborden
4 months ago
Reply to  Skyknight

My thoughts exactly.

Tom
Tom
4 months ago
Reply to  Skyknight

This occurred before 2015 she just want to tell you how woke she is with her “white privilege”

snert
snert
4 months ago
Reply to  Skyknight

what goes around…

Junior
Junior
4 months ago

Gee….that’s a shame

Goldengekko
Goldengekko
4 months ago

It ain’t no country like ours. Right Judd?

james corcoran
james corcoran
4 months ago
Reply to  Goldengekko

A SHITE HOLE COUTRY?

Bob
Bob
4 months ago
Reply to  james corcoran

James. You must go to your second grade spelling class, that you missed when you were in 11th grade.

Gia
Gia
4 months ago

Please! Who can verify this story! This attention seeking psycho is probably embellishing what actually happened in hopes of getting a movie made for her waning career..

william Souther
william Souther
4 months ago
Reply to  Gia

that thought has immediately crossed my mind, too.

Dennis L Ruffin
4 months ago

Whaaaaaaa

Janice
Janice
4 months ago

That “I’m a NASTY woman” finally came calling for receipts? No one cares, not even the employee that lost his job over your pompous, “better than thou” as*

Barb
4 months ago

Well no marches for her for awhile ,

scd
scd
4 months ago
Reply to  Barb

maybe she can ride in a wheel chair on the freeway..

maxibaby
maxibaby
4 months ago
Reply to  scd

????

maxibaby
maxibaby
4 months ago
Reply to  Barb

If ever! She could very easily have lost her leg and she may never fully recover!
Now mind you, I am giving her the benefit of doubt that her story is even what actually happened!

Robert Smith
Robert Smith
4 months ago
Reply to  maxibaby

Was Joe Biden there too? How about Hilary, did they take any live fire while they ran? These dumbocraps can really put together a good yarn I tell you!!

Marian
Marian
4 months ago

Yep KARMA for a TRUMP NASTY woman GOD always takes care of a nasty mean evil person thank GOD for PRESIDENT TRUMP, the GOD SEND FOR OUR AMERICA

Granny G
Granny G
4 months ago

Ah yes, Ashley . . .pain is the great equalizer. Nowhere like the USA is there?

Bill
Bill
4 months ago

And I care Why??????

Lizzyborden
Lizzyborden
4 months ago
Reply to  Bill

Why not?

Lois
Lois
4 months ago

I guess there’s no place like the USA, is there Ashely? Her poor “Congolese brothers” as she phrases it, had to carry her while barefoot, over hills and through a river. I bet they HATED her because it sounds like colonialism to me!

Lizzyborden
Lizzyborden
4 months ago
Reply to  Lois

Either one of her parents produced heirs while visiting Africa, so she was visiting her brothers.

maxibaby
maxibaby
4 months ago
Reply to  Lois

Or a movie script!

Susan M
Susan M
4 months ago
Reply to  Lois

Unfortunately with Air Head Biden in the White House the USA will become like Africa or any other socialist country in the world and it will not make any difference what type of medical insurance you have.

Bubba
Bubba
4 months ago

Didn’t she say she was leaving the USA, KARMA IS A REALITY CHECK,UH!

scd
scd
4 months ago

gee boo hoo hoo. she had no business there in the first place

Lizzyborden
Lizzyborden
4 months ago
Reply to  scd

She was spreading her deep love for humankind.

Bleu
Bleu
4 months ago

Since you hate America so much, I suggest you should make your home in the Congo, you Trump hating America hating nasty girl. I hope you read all the comments of what people really think of you.

Jane
Jane
4 months ago

Sounds like she wants everyone to feel sorry for her. Sorry, I don’t. Money can’t buy you everything, can it, Ms Judd?

james corcoran
james corcoran
4 months ago

THE TRIALS AND TRAVAILS OF ELITIST INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL IN A LOCKDOWN PERIOD…..WHO ARE THESE FREAKS

Janis Tobin
Janis Tobin
4 months ago

Just stay there and don’t come back!

P W
P W
4 months ago

Yawn, why would anyone care? Oh, you are an actress, why didn’t you say so, of course we care, we must save the most valuable to society, right?

Jay
Jay
4 months ago

I think all u celebs that think like her dumbass needs to rush down there and help out. ASAP. And make that ur new home. U hate America. Problem solved.

Hunter427
Hunter427
4 months ago

Why is this news

BoxerBob
BoxerBob
4 months ago

Gee, couldn’t have happened to a “nicer” leftist!

Michael wisley
Michael wisley
4 months ago

Barack Obama said he could make her howl like a wild animal to

Robert Smith
Robert Smith
4 months ago
Reply to  Michael wisley

Wrong sex for that Hombre!

Poor White Boy
4 months ago

I wonder if the green girl made sure all of her trip did not use any evil fossil fuels. Karma is a bitch ain’t it? WAAAAAA my leg is broke ’cause I can’t walk, but my mouth works for spewing hatred for out President. Are ya woke now creep?

Poor White Boy
4 months ago

Man…she really has so many fans…..maybe that is what she was doing in the Congo. Trying to drum up some new fans……’cause there aren’t any in here.

Ginger
Ginger
4 months ago

What was she doing taking her white privileged ass over to the Congo spreading COVID? Typical liberal hypocrite. I would love to ship all white liberal hypocrites out of the USA, starting with Biden. Let’s make that happen.

Jane
Jane
4 months ago
Reply to  Ginger

Not ONLY white liberal hypocrites! Try Maxine Waters, Homer Omar, Horseface, Talip, etc.

Christopher Mcgrath
Christopher Mcgrath
4 months ago
Reply to  Ginger

Careful Ginger, your intelligence is on display!

Puddinhead
4 months ago

I don’t enjoy seeing anyone injured be it friend or foe. But even a Boy Scout would be able to excercise better judgment than clamoring around in the jungle at night with a “faulty headlamp”. High intensity halogen flashlights cost less than $50.00, so what is a multi millionaire woman doing acting like a 5 year old?

Poor White Boy
4 months ago
Reply to  Puddinhead

Because they all have the brains of 5 year olds

william Souther
william Souther
4 months ago
Reply to  Puddinhead

the fact of the matter is, her account of what happens reads a little TOO MUCH like a novel than an actual account of what happened. My BS alert started shrieking 15% of the way into the story.

Robert Smith
Robert Smith
4 months ago
Reply to  Puddinhead

I find it difficult to believe she “tripped” and broke her leg in “4 places?” She’s in her 50’s not her 80’s… Twisted ankle maybe, yes I’m a doctor, lol doctor of finding b.s..

william Souther
william Souther
4 months ago

Odd story isn’t it? Anyone else smell a bit of “Hillary under gunfire” story-telling style in this? I don’t mean to be cynical…but her history? From the freak out at a UK hoop game when a Trump supporter had the audacity to get CLOSE TO HER…causing her to shriek for security….to her other acts of self-aggrandization. Just something about these liberal, Trump-hating “celebrities” leaves never being able to believe anything they say, let alone trying to feel sorry for them. Weren’t there any hungry cannibals around when she laid there howling like an animal? what a great movie THAT would have made. “Pardon me, but would you happen to have any Grey Poupon!!??”

andy
andy
4 months ago

You reap what you sow.

I hate politicians
I hate politicians
4 months ago

Breaks your heart don’t it couldn’t happen to a better fascist. I’m sure they took great care of her but what would happen to her in her utopian America with socialized medicine. Would she get the care she needs. Probably and us jerkoffs would get fuc**d. I hope her leg doesn’t need amputation I’m sure it would hurt her career and I’m sure it’s all Donald trumps fault

Carl Wenske
Carl Wenske
4 months ago

ALL OF YOUARE GREAT!! SAID IT ALL. DAMN WHITE SUPREMEST, HAVING THOSE POOR NATIVES CARRY THE B. H THROUGH THE JUNGLE

butch t
butch t
4 months ago

boo hoo couldn,t happen to a more deserving person.

Camus
Camus
4 months ago

Fuck off bitch. Gangrene is what you deserve. Then you could hobble around like the vets who were crippled so you could spout your commie shit.

Traci smith
Traci smith
4 months ago
Reply to  Camus

Bingo

recon1zulu
recon1zulu
4 months ago

Load of crap all of this –trying to be more important than us peons’ in telling us this at all–and yes they have pain medication in either nation of Congo(yes there are 2), and having her leg broken in several places is not a “massive catastrophic injury” even there. She must have chosen to be flown to S. Africa, cause you can fly to Germany, France, or Luxembourg in 10 to 15 hrs. And, by the way, if she had “disaster insurance” as she states, in ALWAYS includes emergency medi-flights by jet from anywhere and to anywhere in the world.

Mark Brickey
Mark Brickey
4 months ago

WHY would one take off through a JUNGLE in the middle of Africa with FAULTY equipment, especially lighting??!!? Did she think that just because she’s an actress she can fantasize her way?

Kenny
Kenny
4 months ago
Reply to  Mark Brickey

Should have call President Trump. Would have swupped in picked you up set your broken leg…all in 3 hours. He actually gets things accomplished.
Something you hate…so now suffer !!

Chris
4 months ago
Reply to  Mark Brickey

I wonder if it was all documented on video for future use

maxibaby
maxibaby
4 months ago

This entire escapade of Ashley Judd on a “night excursion” in the jungle is further proof she is insane! Only a blithering idiot would invite danger, injury, and possibly death going out into the night in a wild uncivilized country with no possibility of good and fast medical attention, if needed!
I wonder if this is what really happened, she more than likely was highly intoxicated and tumbled down the stairs in a lovely $25,000. gown and shattered her leg!
Ashley, Ashley, Ashley……hurts doesn’t it!
Is there any possibility while she is recovering she will realize and reconsider the error of her ways? These poor little southern girls who make the big time “go Hollywood” worse than if they were a California girl! She has a sob story of course but, she is so spacey who can believe her? Not I!

Ursus Logicus
Ursus Logicus
4 months ago

You know, this could not have happened to a nastier woman.

Actually, I hope that the worst of this is over; and I pray that, while she’s immobile, someone will get the gospel to her.

Horse
Horse
4 months ago

Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go..
Sorta, and never come back.

Jane Stacy
4 months ago

couldnt happen to a better person karma dip

Frenchie
4 months ago

Nasty Ashley …. Karma

Elaone
Elaone
4 months ago

What the F…. we’re you doing there in the first place. Guess they don’t have those Great American hospitals there. You Reap what you Sew

Oldclimber
Oldclimber
4 months ago

Ah, I see you couldn’t rely on the witch doctors to save your leg. Instead you had to pull your “white privilege” card out and overextend it to get yourself out of the “soup”, so to speak. Then, you threw the locals a bone with all of the elaborate praise of how they were “brothers”, and then put on your blinders to deny how you betrayed the spirit of your “adventure”. Those hospitals and medical systems that you FLEW to in South Africa were all built by the “oppressive” settlers, and politically turned over to the oppressive non-aboriginal invaders of the same color. So my question is, “Why didn’t you boycott that country, that hospital, and the people who “fixed” you up ?

Robert Windham
Robert Windham
4 months ago

Too bad she did not fracture her mouth and who in their right mind goes into the jungle at night without adequate lighting??? She seems to have the propensity to make multiple bad decisions.