Ashely Judd Reveals She Almost Died In Congo And Shares Photos Of Her Rescue

Ashely Judd Reveals She Almost Died In Congo And Shares Photos Of Her Rescue

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Actress and environmental activist Ashley Judd has publicly spoken of her experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As Judd explains the incident, she feels quite lucky to be alive, having suffered a near-death injury in the rainforest. Her primary focus of discussion focuses on the Congolese people who rushed to rescue her and helped mend a broken leg that had shattered into four. 

Actress environmental activist Ashley Judd, 52, suffered a near-death injury in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Judd has finally spoken about the incident with focus on the Congolese people who rushed to rescue her

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Numerous photos from the incident have been uploaded to Instagram and the details of what precisely happened in Congo. ‘Friend. Without my Congolese brothers and sisters, my internal bleeding would have likely killed me, and I would have lost my leg. I wake up weeping in gratitude, deeply moved by each person who contributed something life-giving and spirit salving during my grueling 55-hour odyssey.’ The 52-Year-Old said in a lengthy caption on Instagram.

Judd’s leg had shattered into four, but the Congolese people helped in mending it

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‘Friend. Without my Congolese brothers and sisters, my internal bleeding would have likely killed me, and I would have lost my leg’

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Ashley thanked each of the individuals involved in getting her the help she required, including a man named Papa Jean. According to Ashley, the man had manipulated and adjusted her broken bones to be transported safely. She added: ‘Papa Jean: It took 5 hours, but eventually he found me, wretched and wild on the ground, and calmly assessed my broken leg.’

‘I wake up weeping in gratitude, deeply moved by each person who contributed something life-giving and spirit salving during my grueling 55-hour odyssey’

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In her lengthy Instagram post, Ashley Ashley thanked individuals involved in getting her the help she required, including a man named Papa Jean

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‘He told me what he had to do. I bit a stick. I held onto Maud and Papa Jean, with certainty, began to manipulate and adjust my broken bones back into something like a position I could be transported in while I screamed and writhed. How he did that so methodically while I was like an animal is beyond me. He saved me, and he had to do this twice.’

‘Papa Jean: It took 5 hours, but eventually he found me, wretched and wild on the ground, and calmly assessed my broken leg’

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‘Didier and Maradona: Didier drove the motorbike. I sat facing backward, his back my backrest’

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Ashley goes on to talk more about the people who came to the rescue. ‘Six men carefully moved me into the hammock with as little jostling as possible, who then walked for three hours over rough terrain carrying me out. Heros. Didier and Maradona: Didier drove the motorbike. I sat facing backward, his back my backrest. When I would begin to slump, to pass out, he would call me to re-set my position to lean on him.’ 

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During an Instagram Live with Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times, Ashley claims she was in an ICU unit in beautiful South Africa

During an Instagram Live with Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times Via People, Ashley claims she was in an ICU unit in beautiful South Africa – a country she admits to being deeply in love with. Nonetheless, the actress had previously shared that she was visiting the rainforest as part of a research group to study an endangered ape species known as bonobos.

The actress had shared she was visiting the rainforest to study an endangered ape species known as bonobos

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Quickest recovery, Ashley!

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