Actor Morgan Freeman in Serious Car Wreck

Our hearts and prayers go out to Morgan Freeman and his family in their time of need.

CNN and the Associated Press are reporting Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman was in serious condition at Memphis Regional Medical Center following a car accident Sunday night in Tallahatchie County, Miss., about 100 miles south of Memphis.

The news services said that Milla Borden, spokeswoman for the Memphis Regional Medical Center, confirmed that the 71-year-old actor was a patient at the hospital.

According to The Associated Press, Freeman was “lucid” when the rescue team found his car.

“They had to use the Jaws of Life to extract him from the vehicle,” Clay McFerrin, editor of Sun Sentinel in Charleston, Miss., said. “He was lucid, conscious. He was talking, joking with some of the rescue workers at one point.”

The LA Times is reporting that a source very close to the “Dark Knight” star says he is “resting comfortably in the hospital and is on medication for the pain.”

“He broke his shoulder and arm, but he’s doing OK. He’s already laughing and joking around with the nurses.”

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