On Sunday, August 1, Ashley Judd posted a video of herself on Instagram walking through the Swiss National Park after recovering from her leg injury. The actress’ followers rushed to her comments to commend her for her speedy recovery.
The Olympus Has Fallen star suffered a harrowing accident in February 2021, that left her right leg injured in four places. Since the injury, Ashley has documented herself braving through the recovery process in the past months.
Ashely Judd’s leg accident explored
Back in February 2021, the 53-year-old was wandering around the rainforest in the Republic of Congo. She was there researching endangered bonobo apes but tripped over a fallen tree. The fall left her right leg injured in four different places.
On February 17, the actress shared the first photos of herself since her accident. She revealed that six men carried her from the rainforest to the nearest care facility. She then had to fly to South Africa, where she underwent an 8-hour long surgery.
Ashley wrote on her Instagram at the time: “Friends. Without my Congolese brothers and sisters, my internal bleeding would have likely killed me, and I would have lost my leg.”
A look at her recent Instagram post
After documenting her recovery and rehabilitation for months, Ashley finally had some great news for her fans. The actress’ new Instagram post, shows a video of her walking through a meadow of the Swiss National Park. The gallery also had other pictures and videos showing her recovery.
The Double Jeopardy star wrote: “Dear Friends, It is with reverence and quiet awe I offer this update. Today, five months and three weeks after the accident in the Congolese rainforest, I walked again, and in what fashion! I hiked in the #SwissNationalPark.”
Ashley also revealed she had walked on the Alp trail and carried firewood to her hut. “I have to rebuild,” she wrote. The actress then went on to thank the people who had helped her during her recovery.
What has the actress been up to these days?
Besides chronicling her recovery on Instagram, Ashley is also using her platform to speak about racial discrimination and has urged people to vote in the US state elections. Her Instagram also displays the humanitarian work she has been involved in.
As a result of her injury, it doesn’t look like she’s working on any upcoming movies. Some of her latest movie appearances have been in 2019’s A Dog’s Way Home, 2017’s Trafficked and Allegiant from the Divergent series in 2016.
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