Neither Morgan Freeman nor the precious commodity that is his voice were harmed when his private jet was forced to make an unscheduled landing in Mississippi due to a problem during takeoff Saturday. “I was on my plane on the way to Texas to shoot a segment for The Story of God,” the actor said in a statement, which you can read in his trademark thankfully-still-with-us-in-this-world dulcet tones if you so choose: “Sometimes things don’t go as planned and a tire blew on take-off which caused other problems. But thanks to my excellent pilot Jimmy Hobson we landed safely without a scratch. I cannot say the same about my plane.” No injuries were reported on Freeman’s pilot, his person, or his vocal chords, which is why we can joke about this.
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