Ashley Judd detailed her painful experience on Instagram.
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“My beloved Dad, who had gotten the text no parent ever wants: “emergency, can’t answer questions, please come now,” had indeed, because he is vaccinated, been able to come to South Africa,” she wrote. “He has been my rock, companion, resource, helped me listen to so many doctors, critical support system, and kind, loving presence as I have wept and wept. We then made the 22 hour – 4 flights – to America thanks to unbelievably efficient disaster travel insurance on an Air Ambulance.”
Judd said that once she was at an American hospital she had to wait “for the tissue damage and swelling to reduce.”
“Eventually I was qualified to have the 8-hour surgery to repair the bones, decompress the hemorrhaging nerve and pick the shards of bones out of the nerve,” she revealed. “I am now recovering from surgery.”
Judd also took the time to thank her entire care team during the horrific ordeal.
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“I’m very thankful to all of the experts, including… my Pop, who is rubbing my foot to remind my foot while it still cannot move that it is connected to my body,” she wrote. “I am up and around already. Thank you for your care and kind words. Let us always remember those without insurance. Let us remember those who do not have choices. Let us remember those who are lonely and afraid.”
Judd previously shared that she “will walk again” but doesn’t have a “time frame” for recovery.
Fox News’ Nate Day contributed to this report
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