NewsJenifer Lewis Had 'Hardest' Time Recovering From Near-Death Fall

Jenifer Lewis Had ‘Hardest’ Time Recovering From Near-Death Fall

“I didn’t know you could be in that much pain and be alive,” Lewis, 67, told Roberts in a clip shared by “Good Morning America.” “I went from that high kick standing on my star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, five months later, I was on the ground of the Serengeti and that same leg couldn’t move.”

When Roberts asked if Lewis thought she was going to die, she admitted “I did.”

— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 12, 2024

Lewis was gearing up for retirement after wrapping “Black-ish,” getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Walk, and releasing her memoir “Walking In My Joy: In These Streets.”

“I was going to retire, move back home,” she said. “I had traveled around the world and life was wonderful.”

But during “a trip of a lifetime,” as described by Roberts, the original “Dreamgirls” cast member had her life flash before her eyes. Lewis had just checked into a hotel in the Serengeti during the evening and was let inside her lavish room without a tour.

“I laid out my safari clothes and I saw the infinity pool out on my deck. So I went out, I was just taking in that I was back in the Serengeti once again,” she recalled.

“When Laurie ran to get help, I heard a lion roar,” Lewis shared. “My last thought, because I’m Jenifer Lewis, was ‘What a headline! The King Ate the Queen: Pieces of Jenifer Lewis’ Body Is Being Flown Back to the States.’”

Surviving the traumatic experience has left Lewis “humbled” and more appreciative of life. She also took her time revealing the near-death fall to make sure that when she shared the story she would show everyone “how I got back up.”

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Source: Black Enterprise

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