Recent photos of Morgan Freeman with his left hand heavily bandaged and sometimes gloved have spiked an Internet searching frenzy as people wonder: Is that thing real?

The 72-year-old, who's currently starring in 'Invictus' (in theaters Dec. 11), suffered a broken arm and elbow in an August 2008 car accident in which he lost control of his car, flipping it several times. He underwent surgery to reconnect nerves and repair damage in his left arm and hand but as recently as January, he told Access Hollywood, "I wound up with a lot of nerve damage in my arm, so the hand is still paralyzed."
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