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.