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Ashley Judd in 'agony'

Ashley Judd is in "savage agony" as she continues to recover from her devastating fall in Africa last month.

The actress shattered her leg when she tripped over a tree in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and gave fans and followers a health update over the weekend, revealing she is still in immense pain, but thanked her doctors for their "intensive, brilliant, inspired surgical work."

"I do not understand why what has happened has happened," she wrote on Instagram. "I do understand I have been loved and helped enormously. I understand nights are a savage agony.

"I want to thank Dr Phil Kregor & @hughstonclinic & @todd_rubin_md for seven hours of intensive, brilliant, inspired surgical work on my bones and nerve. It took stamina, focus, and humility to consult with some experts around the country, whom I also deeply thank... Everyone at Skyline Hospital, thank you for the shelter. I loved the sweet spirit of the janitor who cleaned my room, my bright-spot-of-the-day-gal from nutrition, and always, my consummate and tender nurses."

Ashley went on to thank her friends and family who rushed to her aid following her injury, including her sister Wynonna.

"Now, I am in the bosom of a stream of friends and family, too numerous to mention, who have caught me in their soft arms from this precipitous fall," Ashley added. "They do for me what I cannot do for myself - prepare meals, shampoo my hair, and they also offer the deep spiritual direction and consolation of trying to begin to craft an arc of meaning and purpose. They also offer and meet my need for quiet. I am lost and they are my shepherd's staff."

The Divergent star also thanked those who have sent their well wishes: "To all who have gone before me and walk beside me with physical therapy, I had no idea. Thank you... You have done it, and so will I... Thank you, all here and everywhere, for the goodwill, and may we ever be mindful of the needs of others."



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