Ashley Judd Shares Emotional Update After Near-Death Accident

As fans may remember, actress and activist Ashley Judd took to Instagram last week to thank the men and women who saved her life after a recent, devastating hiking accident in the Congo.

Now, the 52-year-old is giving her Instagram folloeers an update on her condition after almost losing her life.

Last week, actress Ashley Judd shared a series of emotional photographs of her recent near-death accident.

"Friends. Without my Congolese brothers and sisters, my internal bleeding would have likely killed me, and I would have lost my leg," Ashley wrote on Instagram.

In her post, Ashley shared detailed tributes and stories dedicated to every person who rescued her.

"I wake up weeping in gratitude, deeply moved by each person who contributed something life-giving and spirit salving during my grueling 55-hour odyssey," she explained, before sharing touching stories of every single person who kept her alive.

Now, Ashley is sharing an emotional update with fans.

"Dear Friends, Ubuntu. I am because we are. I want to give my deepest and most vulnerable thanks to Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, for making split second decisions upon my arrival," she began.

"I arrived to them from DRC in terrible shape and my leg had no pulse. I desperately needed a blood transfusion. Their sisters (nurses) are exemplary, technically top notch, and they cared for the trauma in my body as well as my soul with equal proficiency."

"Dr Greef was super at stabilizing my leg with the external fixator until the massive soft tissue damage and swelling went down so that I could have the Big Operation," she continued.

"What he did was significant and I am forever in his debt. It must be noted I was being cared for during the Covid B.1.351 strain that is plaguing RSA. Sunninghill is world class and a wonder. Thank you to my trauma surgeon, anesthesiologist, head of nursing, hospital management - everyone."

"In an American hospital, I had to continue to wait for the tissue damage and swelling to reduce," she added.

"Eventually I was qualified to have the 8-hour surgery to repair the bones, decompress the hemorrhaging nerve and pick the shards of bones out of the nerve. I am now recovering from surgery."

The actress ended her update: "Let us always remember those without insurance. Let us remember those who do not have choices. Let us remember those who are lonely and afraid."