After nearly a decade, Morgan Freeman, a talented actor, finally appeared on the Oscars stage in 2023. On Sunday, March 12, 2023, the 85-year-old legend presented at the 95th Academy Awards, wearing a black satin glove on his paralyzed hand 15 years after being seriously injured in a vehicle accident.
The famed actor was plainly wearing the elbow-length glove on his left hand as he joined Margot Robbie, 32, on stage to celebrate Warner Brothers’ 100th anniversary. The actor from ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ looked as dapper as ever in a black tux, while Robbie shone in a black off-the-shoulder gown.
Jimmy Kimmel, the host of the late-night talk show ‘Jimmy Kimmel Tonight’, is presiding over the 95th Academy Awards, which are taking place at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater, as per usual.
Why did Morgan Freeman wear a glove on one hand?
In 2008, Freeman was injured after several automobile flips on a Mississippi highway. Regrettably, despite doctors’ claims that it would be better by 2011, the actor’s left hand remains paralyzed as a result of the severe nerve damage he experienced in the 2008 accident. According to the Daily Mail, he must wear a compression glove to keep the blood flowing.
‘I can’t move it’
The ‘Dark Knight Rises’ actor was able to maintain his cool demeanor when discussing the injury shortly after the collision. “I suffered nerve damage and it hasn’t gotten better. I can’t move it,” he stated at the time, adding, “If you don’t move your hand, it will swell up. Do you know you move your hand about a million times a day?”
‘Earth is the tent we all live in’
Freeman attended the World Cup opening ceremony on November 20, 2022, when Qatar played Ecuador despite having a hand issue. He appeared there with Ghanim Al Muftah, a legless YouTuber from Qatar, and delivered a remarkable speech. “We gather here as one big tribe and Earth is the tent we all live in,” he stated, adding, “What unites us here is so much greater than what divides us. How can we make it last longer?” reports Marca.
‘Warner Brothers’ 100th anniversary’
Two of the biggest companies in the entertainment industry, Disney and Warner Brothers, were honored for reaching a century in business at the 2023 Oscars ceremony on Sunday night. Freeman and Robbie introduced the tribute to Warner Brothers’ 100th anniversary, which included a video montage of key films from the studio’s history, including ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, ‘The Matrix’, ‘The Dark Knight’, ‘The Shining’, ‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Harry Potter’, and ‘A Star Is Born’, as well as a sneak peek at the upcoming ‘Barbie’, per Hollywood Reporter.