Morgan Freeman has one of the most recognizable voices in the Hollywood. So much so, Morgan Freeman is one of the top 10 shared meme quotes. His voice has played the likes of cartoon characters to the Creator God, all of which have been well-received and he’s received a few awards as well.

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But his voice was nearly silenced from a car accident in 2008, where the car he was driving flipped and rolled, left Freeman and a friend to be pulled from the car using the Jaws of Life. Despite surgery to repair nerve damage, he was stuck with a useless left hand. It is stiffly gripped by a compression glove most of the time to ensure that blood doesn’t pool there. It is a clamp, his pain, an icy shot up a relatively useless limb. He doesn’t show it often, but there are times when he cannot help but lose himself to a world-ending grimace. It’s such a large gesture, so outside the general demeanor of the man, that it feels as if he’s acting.

“It’s the fibromyalgia,” he says when asked. “Up and down the arm. That’s where it gets so bad. Excruciating.”

This means Morgan Freeman can no longer support his hobbies including sailing or flying planes. There was a time when he would sail by himself to the Caribbean for two to three weeks at a time. “It was complete isolation,” he says. “It was the best way for me to find quiet, how I found time to read.” No more. He can’t trust himself on one arm. He can’t rarely drive now. Depending on the severity of fibromyalbia, it can totally stop you from doing the most simple of tasks.

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  • Pain all over
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Brain fog
  • Morning stiffness
  • Muscle knots, cramping, weakness
  • Digestive disorders
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Balance problems
  • Itchy/burning skin

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