Ashley Judd is on her way to recovery.

on Monday, Actress took to instagram Where he stretched out for a “gruesome 55-hour” rescue after shattering his leg.

The 52-year-old made it out of the wilderness of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where she fell on a fallen tree. Jude was sent to Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa for surgery.

Yahoo! Entertainment It was previously reported that the “double joggy” actress travels to Congo about twice a year as her “life partner” runs a research camp there. In the US, she is known for backcountry camping.


Ashley Judd broke her leg in four places and suffered nerve damage in the fall.

Ashley Judd broke her leg in four places and suffered nerve damage in the fall.
(Photo by Fraser Harrison / Getty Image)

“I reached him in terrible shape from DRC and there was no pulse in my leg,” Jude wrote. “I was in dire need of a blood transfusion. Her sisters (nurses) are exemplary, technically top notch, and they looked after my body as well as my soul with equal efficiency.”

According to the star, her surgeon Drs. Eugene Grech said, “It was super to stabilize my foot with an external fixer until massive soft tissue damage and swelling went down so that I could have a big operation.”

“What he did was important and I’m forever in his debt,” Judd said.

Judd noted that South African hospitals are struggling with the strain COVID B.1.351, which is identified as a new, rapidly spreading coronavirus. His father, Michael Criminella, had already received his vaccine for COVID-19 and was able to fly to Johannesburg.

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Ashley Judd elaborated her traumatic experience on Instagram.

Ashley Judd elaborated her traumatic experience on Instagram.
(Photo by Astrid Staviraj / Getty Images for the Tribeca Film Festival)

“My dear Papa, who has never written a guardian:” Emergency, cannot answer questions, please come now, “Indeed, because he has been vaccinated, was able to come to South Africa,” she wrote. “He My rock, partner, resources, have helped me hear about so many doctors, critical support systems, and kind, loving presence as I have cried and cried. Then we gave 22 hours – 4 flights – to the US for incredibly efficient disaster travel insurance on an air ambulance. “

Judd said that once she was in an American hospital, she had to “wait for tissue damage and inflammation to subside.”

“Eventually I found out that he was eligible for an 8-hour surgery to repair the bones, dislocate the hemorrhagic nerve, and select the part of the bones outside the nerve,” she revealed. “I’m recovering from surgery now.”

During a grueling time, Jude took the time to thank his entire care team.

“I am so very grateful to all the experts, including … my pop, who is rubbing my leg to remind me that while it still can’t move it is attached to my body, ” She wrote. “I’m already up and around. Thank you for your care and kind words. Remember us always without insurance. Remember us people who don’t have options. Remember us people who are lonely and afraid . “

Jude previously shared that she would “move again” but there is no “deadline” for recovery.

Granthshala News’ Nat Day contributed to this report