Ashley Judd accident: Actress shattered leg in African jungle

“Accidents happen — and there was a fallen tree on the path which I didn’t see and I had a very powerful stride going and I just fell over this tree,” she informed New york city Times writer Nicholas Kristof on Friday. “As I was breaking my leg, I knew it was being broken.”

It took an “incredibly harrowing 55 hours” to get her from the jungle to an operating room in South Africa.

She was stuck on the ground for 5 hours with a “badly misshapen leg,” biting a stick due to the fact that of discomfort, and “howling like a wild animal.”

She was ultimately required to an injury system on a motorbike while holding the leading part of her damaged tibia together.

“We did that for six hours,” she remembered. “I was at the edge of my very edge.”

The “Double Jeopardy” star and activist invests much of each year in Africa and wished to utilize the interview to raise awareness of problems of hardship and animal defense. She existed on a research study task on bonobos, a types of threatened primates.

Judd acknowledged the “privilege” that permitted her to get fairly quick healthcare. “Most of the people I know would not have had access.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.