Morgan Freeman and wife are divorcing

August 7, 2008 5:57:53 AM PDT
Morgan Freeman's lawyer says the actor and his wife of 24 years are getting a divorce. Freeman's lawyer, Bill Luckett, told the Memphis Commercial-Appeal newspaper that the divorce action is pending. Freeman's wife is Myrna Colley-Lee.

The lawyer declined to provide details. There was no answer early Thursday at phone numbers for Luckett or for Freeman's publicist.

The 71-year-old actor is recovering in a Memphis hospital after a car crash in neighboring Mississippi on Sunday left him with a broken arm, broken elbow and shoulder damage.


Information from: The Commercial Appeal,