Just days after being in a serious car accident with a female family friend, ET confirms that the Morgan Freeman divorce rumors are true. His friend and business partner Bill Luckett confirms to ET there is a divorce pending between the actor and his wife of more than 20 years, Myrna Colley-Lee.
Late Sunday night the renowned actor was in a car accident in Mississippi and airlifted to a hospital in Memphis. He is said to be doing well after undergoing surgery Monday to repair damage to his left arm and hand.
The surgery "lasted approximately four and a half hours including recovery and he is in good spirits and was visiting with family members this morning," Donna Lee, Freeman's publicist, said in a statement Tuesday.
"He was walking this (morning), and is looking forward to his release as soon as possible," Lee said.
Freeman, 71, and Demaris Meyer, 48, of Memphis, Tenn., were involved in the accident on a dark stretch of rural Mississippi Delta highway in Tallahatchie County.
State troopers said the car careened off the highway and flipped end-over-end before landing upright in a ditch. Rescuers used a jaws-of-life machine to free "The Dark Knight" star and Meyer from the wreckage of the car.