The actor veered off the side of the road, and sustained some injuries, but he's in good spirits

Por Michelle Diament and Marla Lehner
Updated Agosto 05, 2008
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Morgan Freeman
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People.com had confirmed that Morgan Freeman is in good spirits and is planning to have surgery after sustaining injuries in a car accident Sunday night, the actor's rep said in a statement Monday afternoon.

“He has a broken arm, broken elbow and minor shoulder damage but he is in good spirits,” said Donna Lee. “He is going to have surgery this afternoon or tomorrow to correct the damage. He says he'll be okay and is looking forward to a full recovery.”

The Dark Knight actor, 71, was listed in “serious” condition after a late-night car accident. Freeman was driving in Tallahatchie County when the accident happened at about 11:30 p.m., according to Mississippi Highway Patrol. He was removed from the wreck using the jaws of life, then airlifted from the accident scene to the Regional Medical Center at Memphis.

A passenger, identified by police as Demaris Meyer, was also in the car with Freeman.