The appearance of Morgan Freeman (85) probably irritated many viewers at the Oscars. When the actor entered the stage with his colleague Margot Robbie (32), he was wearing a black glove on his left hand.

It wasn’t a fashion gimmick. Rather, wearing the glove has a medical reason. In 2008, Morgan Freeman was injured in a car accident in Mississippi. His car overturned several times. The actor had to be cut out of the car by the salvage crews.

According to media reports, Freeman’s left side of the body was affected in the accident. He broke his arm and elbow, and his shoulder was also injured. The operation to reconnect the nerves in the arm is said to have lasted over four hours.

But since 2008, the nerves have not fully recovered. Morgan Freeman is unable to move his left hand and suffers from chronic pain.

To get the blood circulating, Freeman usually wears a compression glove. When he appeared at the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Qatar in November 2022, he had already slipped on a copy, albeit in brown instead of black like at the Oscars

At the Oscars, Morgan Freeman presented Margot Robbie as a tribute to the Warner Bros. production studio, which was celebrating its 100th birthday.

In 2005, the mime himself won the Oscar for his supporting role in the boxing drama “Million Dollar Baby”. Overall, he was nominated five times for the most important film award in the world.