Ashley Judd is walking again, six months after shattering her leg in Congo accident

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(CNN)Ashley Judd says it's with "quiet awe" that she is walking, astir six months aft shattering her limb successful 4 places portion connected a travel successful the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The "Double Jeopardy" prima and activistic was hospitalized successful February aft sustaining terrible injuries from a autumn portion journeying done rainforest.

On Sunday, Judd announced a large milestone connected her roadworthy to betterment connected Instagram, telling fans she managed to locomotion "up elevation connected uneven surfaces for an hr confidently."

    "Today, 5 months and 3 weeks aft the mishap successful the Congolese rainforest, I walked again, and successful what fashion!" Judd wrote alongside a bid of videos and pictures of her caller hike successful Switzerland.

      The 53-year-old histrion went connected to item her experience, saying: "Stepping in, I felt successful my ease, my earthy garment of self, astatine location successful my spirit. My limb and foot, worked beautifully."

      Judd besides revealed that she precocious walked different alp successful Ticino, Switzerland, and said she is moving connected rebuilding her stamina.

      "This is the roadworthy ahead. But I americium up to the regular tasks, arsenic I americium adjacent carrying firewood into our Alpine hut!" she added.

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      Judd had been traveling successful the Congo erstwhile she tripped implicit a fallen tree. In an Instagram Live interrogation with New York Times columnist Nick Kristof successful February, she recalled lying connected the crushed for 5 hours, with a "badly misshapen leg," biting a instrumentality due to the fact that of pain, and "howling similar a chaotic animal."

        It took an "incredibly harrowing 55 hours" to get her from the jungle to an operating array successful South Africa, she said successful the interview.

        In her latest Instagram post, Judd acknowledged that portion her limb "will ne'er beryllium the same," she has grown to emotion her "new leg," saying: "We are buddies. We person a travel a agelong mode and we person a fabulous beingness ahead."

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