Ashley Judd walks again after accident in Congo which broke her leg: “It’s a new leg”

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Ashley Judd is recovering slowly but surely.

The 53-year-old actress and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador has briefed fans on her current state of health, which left her with “silent awe and awe,” according to an Instagram post she shared on Sunday.

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Judd’s six-slide post shows videos and photos from his recent hike in the Swiss National Park and comes five months after his unfortunate fall in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where his leg was broken in four places.

“I walked again, and how,” Judd captioned his article equipped with a brace and a cane on August 1. “As I walked in, I felt comfortable, my natural clothing, at home in my mind. My leg and foot worked wonderfully.”

Ashley Judd is recovering slowly but surely.  The 53-year-old actress and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador briefed her fans on her current health condition, which left her with "reverence and silent awe," according to an Instagram post she shared on August 1, 2021.
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Ashley Judd is recovering slowly but surely. The 53-year-old actress and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador informed her fans about her current state of health, which left her with “awe and silent awe,” according to an Instagram post she shared on the 1st. August 2021.
(Photo by Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Images for the Tribeca Film Festival)

She continued, “I climbed a hill on uneven surfaces for an hour with confidence and descended carefully and easily. I rested in a meadow on the fruitful land of God for hours.”

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Judd added that she had recently hiked another mountain pasture in Ticino, Switzerland, and added that she needed to rebuild her endurance.

“I have so many people to thank for helping make my recovery possible,” wrote Judd, including his orthopedic trauma surgeon Phil Kregor and doctors Susan Mackinnon and Scott Levin and more.

“My leg will never be the same. It’s a new leg. And I love it. We’re buddies. We’ve come a long way and we have a fabulous life ahead of us,” added Judd. “I have been loved and understood and helped in my healing.”

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Before Judd’s accident in February 2021, she was working on a bonobo conservation project in the Congolese rainforest.

Ashley Judd, 53, was in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on a conservation mission when her accidental fall occurred in February 2021.

Ashley Judd, 53, was in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on a conservation mission when her accidental fall occurred in February 2021.
(Photo by Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)

It took 55 hours to transfer Judd to the hospital and she was admitted to intensive care on arrival. Her leg suffered tissue damage and is said to have “no pulse” at that time.

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Judd concluded his post by acknowledging the prayers and notes fans sent him.

“Thank you. I felt you,” Judd wrote. “I was particularly held by my family and my partner. Peace be with you.”

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According to a separate article she shared in April, Judd plans to visit the Patagonia region near the Andes in the future.



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