The 71-year-old ''Dark Knight'' co-star is reportedly in good spirits after undergoing surgery on his hand and arm following a car crash late Sunday night
Morgan Freeman
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(FROM AP) — Morgan Freeman is in ”good spirits,” his publicist said in a statement on Tuesday (Aug. 5), after undergoing a four-and-a-half-hour surgery on Monday night to repair damage to his left arm and hand following a car wreck on Sunday. Freeman and a passenger were traveling on a dark, two-lane highway in the Mississippi Delta just before midnight on Sunday when his car ran off the side of the road and flipped several times before landing in a ditch. A Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson said rescuers had to use jaws of life to remove Freeman from his vehicle. He suffered a broken arm, broken elbow, and minor shoulder damage, but his publicist says he is expected to make a full recovery. ”He was walking this [morning], and is looking forward to his release as soon as possible,” the publicist said in the statement.

Police say there is no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved in the accident. Freeman is currently in theaters for The Dark Knight. (AP via Yahoo!)