Ashley Judd’s drama in the Congo jungle: Travelling 55 hours with a broken leg

Cinema Long wait until operation

Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd

No, it’s not the plot to a new film. Ashley Judd suffered a fall while travelling in the Congo jungle and had to endure a long journey before being operated on in South Africa.

Judd was tracking bonobo apes as part of her conservation work on a regular trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo when she suffered the accident.

The actress from California fell over a fallen tree in the dark due to a broken lamp and broke her leg but help was a long journey away.

She had to lay on the forest floor for five hours before being stretchered out of the forest, taken on a six-hour motorcycle ride and two flights before reaching a South African hospital.

Judd has spoken of her privilege and wanted to highlight that a local person would not have had such good fortune, mentioning that she could have lost the leg.

“[I am recovering in] in an ICU trauma unit in beautiful South Africa, which has taken me in from the Congo: a country I deeply love which is not, unfortunately, equipped to deal with massive, catastrophic injuries like I have had,” said Judd.

“And 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.”

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