Ashley Judd in ICU after shattering leg in African rainforest
Ashley Judd is opening up about her harrowing experience shattering her leg in an African rainforest.
The actress discussed the injury with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof on Instagram Friday, appearing remotely from an ICU trauma unit in South Africa.
“I’m in a lot of love,” Judd said with tears in her eyes, after Kristof asked if she was in pain. “I’m in a lot of compassion, and I’m in a lot of gratitude.”
According to Judd, the accident occurred while she was on a trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to research bonobo apes. While walking in the dark with a faint headlamp, Judd said she tripped over a fallen tree.
“An incredibly harrowing 55 hours” followed, the actress continued. “It started with five hours of lying on the forest floor.. biting my stick,…