Actor Morgan Freeman was in “good spirits” in hospital after breaking his arm and elbow in a car crash, his spokesman said.
The Oscar-winning actor was airlifted to the Regional Medical Centre in Memphis, Tennessee, where his condition was described as “serious” following the crash on a highway in rural Mississippi shortly before midnight on Sunday.
Freeman “has a broken arm, broken elbow and minor shoulder damage, but is in good spirits,” according to a statement from his publicist Donna Lee. The 71-year-old is expected to make a “good” recovery, Freeman’s spokesman told showbiz website TMZ.com.
Highway Patrol spokesman Sergeant Ben Williams said Freeman was driving a 1997 Nissan Maxima which belonged to Demaris Meyer, of Memphis, when the car left a rural highway and overturned several times.
“There’s no indication that either alcohol or drugs were involved,” Mr Williams said.
He added that both Freeman and Ms Meyer were wearing seatbelts. There was still no information on Ms Meyer’s condition, he said.
Freeman was airlifted from the accident scene to the hospital, around 90 miles away in Memphis, Tennessee, where he is being treated.
The Oscar-winning actor is currently co-starring in ‘The Dark Knight,’ and was due to star as Nelson Mandela in The Human Factor, currently in pre-production.