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Ashley Judd Nearly Bled to Death in Hiking Accident Last Year

Ashley Judd Nearly Bled to Death in a Hiking Accident Last Year

Ashley Judd revealed on the Sex, Body & Soul podcast that she would’ve “bled to death,” if her “Congolese brothers” hadn’t gotten her to safety, after a bad hiking accident, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, last February.

The 53-year-old actress shattered her right leg in four places; and was stranded on the forest floor for five hours, before someone was able to reach her.  According to the award-nominated actor, it took 55 hours, including a long journey through the jungle and a 6 hour motorcycle ride, to get to the hospital.  That’s about two-and-a-half days.

She told host Kate Roberts, “I was in hospital in South Africa about nine days.  And then I was medevacked to Tennessee.  But when I got to South Africa, my leg didn’t have a pulse and I was hemorrhaging; and if I had been medevacked to Europe I would’ve bled to death.”

Ashley is the younger sister and the daughter of two Country Music Hall of Famers, Wynonna Judd and Naomi Judd, respectively.

  • Ashley Judd revealed on the Sex, Body & Soul podcast that she would’ve “bled to death” if her “Congolese brothers” hadn’t gotten her to safety following a hiking accident in the Democratic Republic of the Congo last February.


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