The 2023 Oscars ceremony was full of surprises and achievements, with the film Everything Everywhere All At Once leading the awards. Actors Brendan Fraser, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michelle Yeoh, and Ke Huy Quan also celebrated individual success at the 95th Academy Awards. However, amidst the glamour and recognition, a moment involving Morgan Freeman caught the attention of eagle-eyed fans on social media.
Morgan Freeman and Margot Robbie speak onstage during the #Oscars pic.twitter.com/cSwQ8wkfFk— @21metgala (@21metgala) March 13, 2023
Freeman appeared on stage with Margot Robbie to honor Warner Brothers’ 100-year legacy, but he was wearing an elbow-length black glove on his left hand. Many speculated whether the glove was a stylistic choice or a nod to one of his previous roles. However, the truth was more heartbreaking.
In 2008, Freeman was involved in a serious car accident in Mississippi that left him with permanent nerve damage and significant shoulder pain. The accident forced him to wear a compression glove to manage the swelling and symptoms. Freeman’s injuries were severe enough that he had to undergo a four-hour surgery to reset his left arm.
Morgan Freeman wears a satin glove on his paralyzed hand as he presents at the #Oscars with Margot Robbie https://t.co/HFSxGLNqRt— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) March 13, 2023
Despite his resilience and humor during the ordeal, Freeman never fully recovered from the accident. As he explained to People magazine in 2010, “If you don’t move your hand, it will swell up. Do you know you move your hand about a million times a day?”
While Freeman’s black glove might have gone unnoticed by some, it serves as a reminder of the actor’s strength and determination in the face of adversity.