Freeman Leaves Hospital

Weekend wreck left actor, 71, with broken bones, other injuries
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 7, 2008 2:08 PM CDT
The Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn., where Freeman was hospitalized.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Morgan Freeman was discharged today from the Tennessee hospital where the Oscar-winning actor was treated for broken bones and other injuries sustained in a weekend car crash in Mississippi, the AP reports. A spokeswoman for the hospital gave no details other than that Freeman had checked out.

The 71-year-old actor was hospitalized after the Sunday accident left him with a broken arm, broken elbow, and shoulder damage. Demaris Meyer, 48, of Memphis, a passenger in the car driven by Freeman, was also injured in the crash. Freeman and his wife of 24 years recently announced their pending divorce.