Ashley Judd Shares Photos, Video After Breaking Leg In Democratic Republic Of Congo – Women’s Health

Ashley Judd is opening up about a terrifying recent accident. The actress shared in a new Instagram post that she almost died after breaking her leg in four places.

Without my Congolese brothers and sisters, my internal bleeding would have likely killed me, and I would have lost my leg, Ashley wrote in her post, alongside several photos of her ordeal. 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, she continued.

Ashley then recounted how a number of people helped her after she broke her leg. A man named Dieumerci stretched out his leg and put it under my grossly misshapen left leg to try to keep it still, she wrote. He remained seated, without fidgeting or flinching, for five hours on the rain forest floor. He was with me in my primal pain, Ashley said.

A man she called Papa Jean found her wretched and wild on the ground and looked at her leg. 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, Ashley said. 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!

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Six men Ashley called heroes then moved her into a hammock with as little jostling as possible and walked for three hours over rough terrain to carry her to safety.

Two men, Didier and Maradona, helped drive Ashley by motorcycle to get medical care. Didier drove the motorbike. I sat facing backwards, his back my backrest. When I would begin to slump, to pass out, he would call to me to re-set my position to lean on him, she wrote. Maradona rode on the very back of the motorbike, I faced him. He held my broken leg under the heel and I held the shattered top part together with my two hands.

That journey lasted for six hours on what Ashley called an irregular, rutted and pocked dirt road.

Maradona was the only person to come forward to volunteer for this task, Ashley wrote, before writing that the two have a nice friendship. Ashley also shared photos of women helping her, calling them, my sisters who held me.

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Ashley said in a previous Instagram post that she struck something in the dark and fell, leading to her broken leg.

Ashley hasnt updated fans on her condition since.

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