Ashley Judd‘s mother, country music star Naomi Judd, has spoken out about her daughter’s horrific accident in the Congolese Rainforest.
The 52-year-old actress shattered her leg in the Democratic Republic of the Congo last month, resulting in a 55-hour rescue mission.
In a recent appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Naomi briefly explained the severity of her accident which Ashley is still recovering from.
“It was very serious,” she told Clarkson. “She could’ve died. She’s surviving. She’s very courageous. She can’t get out of bed [yet].”
Two weeks ago, Ashley shared an update detailing her recovery, saying she doesn’t understand “why what has happened has happened”.
“I do understand I have been loved and helped enormously,” she wrote via Instagram. “I understand nights are a savage agony.”
“Now, I am in the bosom of a stream of friends and family, too numerous to mention, who have caught me in their prodigious arms from this precipitous fall,” she continued. “They do for me what I cannot do for myself — prepare meals, shampoo my hair, and they also offer the deep spiritual direction and consolation of trying to begin to craft an arc of meaning and purpose. They also offer and meet my need for quiet. I am lost and they are my shepherd’s staff.
“To all who have gone before me and walk beside me with physical therapy, I had no idea. Thank you.”
In February, Ashley revealed she nearly lost her leg after it shattered in four different places.
“The difference between a Congolese person and me is disaster insurance that allowed me, 55 hours after my accident, to get to an operating table in South Africa,” she said in an Instagram Live from her hospital bed.
She spent “five hours lying on the forest floor” before she was eventually evacuated.
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