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Morgan Freeman Wore A Single Glove To The SAG Awards

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Morgan Freeman Wore A Single Glove To The SAG Awards

Morgan Freeman rocked up to the Screen Actors Guild Awards this year looking slicker than ever, pairing his tux with a pair of aviator sunglasses and a baseball cap.

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But what you may not have noticed was that he was also wearing a single beige glove - and it turns out there's one very good reason behind it.

Freeman has apparently had to wear the glove since 2008, after he was involved in a pretty brutal car accident in Mississippi.

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The crash left Freeman badly injured after the car veered off the road, flipped several times and then landed in a ditch, with the actor promptly being airlifted to a nearby hospital.

Along with fibromyalgia - chronic pain that also affects his shoulder - as a result of the incident, Freeman's left hand was left paralysed, despite surgery to repair the nerve damage.

And it's because he can't move his hand that he has to wear the compression glove, which helps stimulate blood flow.

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He told People in 2010: "I suffered nerve damage and it hasn't gotten better. I can't move it.

"If you don't move your hand, it will swell up. Do you know you move your hand about a million times a day?"

Freeman also told Esquire in a 2012 interview that the fibromyalgia causes pain 'up and down the arm'.

He added: "That's where it gets so bad. Excruciating."

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Freeman was at the ceremony to pick up his SAG Lifetime Achievement award, making him the 54th person to receive the coveted accolade.

In the speech, Freeman - whose performance in the 2004 film Million Dollar Baby earned him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor - also expressed dissatisfaction with the 'gender-specific' SAG Award statuettes that winners receive.

"I wasn't going to do this; I'm going to tell you what's wrong with this statue," he told the audience of fellow actors. "It works from the back, but from the front, it's gender-specific. Maybe I started something."

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He also took the opportunity to call out a rude audience member who was chatting away during his speech.

"Hey," he said - in his signature calming, smooth voice. "I'm talking to you. Yeah. Hey."

It's at this point the loudmouthed audience member responded, but none of what they said was audible. But Freeman listened, and then said: "Okay, well you just stand out to me. That's all." He then continued his speech.

What a guy.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, Morgan Freeman

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