Fibromyalgia Quote: Morgan Freeman

Fibromyalgia Quote: Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman on Fibromyalgia

We love Morgan Freeman. He is an icon, but he is also human. Humans are faced with many imperfections. After a car accident in 2008, Freeman was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. In this fibromyalgia quote, he talks about moving on to other things.


Fibromyalgia Quote, Morgan Freeman


Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness.

In a 2012 interview with Esquire Magazine, Freeman was quoted:  “There is a point to changes like these. I have to move on to other things, to other conceptions of myself. I play golf. I still work. And I can be pretty happy just walking the land.”

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  1. Steve says:

    Mr. Freeman has made a few statements like that but he has not used his star power for research for us with FM like MJ Fox has for Parkinson’s. He will be famous for movies but, unless I am unaware, ignored a chance to greatly help FM sufferers.

    • Krissy says:

      Many of us in certain groups, and as a writer myself, have tried to get him to speak out and get involved. He remains quiet in his own decision just to live and get by the best he can. While we would have loved to have him as a loud spokesperson, I can certainly respect his decision.

  2. VapeGirl says:

    There is a video about Mr. Morgan Freeman on YouTube, I believe, where he tells of using CBD oil as a way of treating his FM. I am currently on CBD oil myself however, not long enough to realize any difference in my chronic pain. You might as well count me as home bound because I can no go anywhere other than to doctor and store for meds and groceries. If I push myself while experiencing excruciating pain I become sick to my stomach, dizzy, anxiety and panic kicks in and I can barely breath. I am to see my doctor in the next few days. Hopefully she will be able to give me something for the off-the-chart pain I am in. Pain meds no longer do anything for me plus the fact I can no longer get the stronger dose I was getting a year ago. Xrays showed, according to my pain doctor, that my problem has worsened but there was nothing he could do for me. I tried acupuncture, OmegaXL and exercise. With my pain so great, I should be admitted to hospital but that is not the answer either. I have high hopes of this hemp CBD oil will come through for me. A good site: and Its legal in all states and nothing there to give one a high.

    • Shaula says:

      That’s great! I have had 30 years of Fibro/CFS and only thing that works for pain is CBD. I use their products. Currently use their blue label that comes in syringe and works great for me and my husband. Staff there are great. Also went to total vegan diet which totally fixed my IBS, must have warm water salt water pool for exercises and yin yoga (gentle slow yoga holding poses) prayer and genuine meditation, focus on deep slow breathing from
      belly, arnica oil from Weleda, sensitive dog and cat who sense when I am in pain and come and comfort me with heat from their bodies and supportive spouse that completely understands when I am in throes of exhaustion and severe pain.

    • Liz says:

      My husband has fibromyalgia and has also had unbearable pain. I will have to look into oil. I think medical marijuana holds a lot of promise. It is a form of medicine and needs to be recognized.

    • Danielle S. says:

      Hello everyone. For me as far as CBD oil one spray under the tongue. I hallucinated thinking I heard my older son 49 speaking to someone at the door. That never happened.
      Everyone’s body & brain is different with investing in medical “Marijuana” or CBD oil. I can’t do any of it cause my system is to sensitive. I am already dizzy with CFS/fibro. 37yrs. but I had to try to know if it would work!. I am into the holistic things like herbs-turmeric-ashwagandha-probiotics-supplements & st. john’s wort 2 x a day. etc. Chiropractor,acupressure,or acupuncture,doing stretches before I get out of bed. Sometimes, I do my own acupressure on heads or feet to help relieve a super painful pain.
      Sometimes, I just don’t have the energy to go any where even the chiropractor or get a massage. Too Fatigued to go anywhere. Most of the time I walk 20 min. or 40-45 when I can. You can’t give up but I allow myself to rest or clean one room at a time.
      I called or emailed can’t remember but I explained about my one spray under tongue & hallucinated. She told me she never heard that before.

  3. david says:

    i am still waiting for the doctors to determine if this is what i have all my symptoms are the same as everyone states however my dr. says it is not fibromyalgia mr freeman talks about still working well maybe this is so but does he have to go to work everyday and get up at 430 every morning to go to work or is it when he wants to work and the hours he wants to work i do not have that choice i have to work daily to pay my bills and this is almost impossible i have been out for three months on disibility with my insurance but soon will have to return i dont know how i will be able to do it i am in constant pain and fatigue any advise for people like me

    • Linda Kearney says:

      David I sympathise totally, there are so many degrees to this illness, please try a gluten free low sugar diet and make sure you keep your vitamins and minerals up vitamin d magnesium b 12 co enzyme q10 and a good probiotic if I don’t do this I am bedridden also get some sunlight on your skin at least twenty minutes a day, it is so hard for people to have to work with this condition as the fatigue is a killer try to get plenty of sleep and keep regular bedtime routines it helps me a little but I know if I’ve had early doctors appointments it’s hard enough but to have to face up to work every day I just couldn’t any more wishing you all the best.

    • Denise Bault says:

      It takes about 2 years on average to determine by the process of elimination whether you have it or not. There are still no definitive tests that I’m aware of, except a supposed $700 blood test that is of course not covered by insurance. My advice would be to all that can still work is to save your money, document all your medical, and file for disability. (I went through my entire life’s savings.) Then you can plan on being in the fight of your life for 2-3 years while you suffer through the SSA’s denials, etc. while suffering with the disease. DON’T GIVE UP! You will eventually be successful, but it will/may take forever. It will seem like forever, that’s for sure. Hire a good attorney who actually knows about Fibromyalgia! Best wishes…

  4. Patti says:

    It would be wonderful if Mr. Morgan would talk more about his Fibromyalgia in the media. If only to help bring awareness to this horrible and painful condition. I have suffered from it since 1992. The pain and fatigue has only gotten worse as I have gotten older. I pray that one day my state will have medical marijuana soon.

    • Krissy says:

      I have reduced inflammation and so many symptoms by changing to gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, sugar-free and supplements like you would take for a thyroid issue (hypothyroidism). I am amazed. But I can’t keep any weight on, where I used to be about 30 lbs overweight, now I lose a pound a day.

  5. Denise Bault says:

    I agree that Mr. Morgan should use his influence to help educate those that do not have this life changing “invisible” chronic condition. Maybe he’s like the rest of us…too tired to do much about it. I’ve found that most of us that suffer are generally too sick and tired to do what we try to do each day…it’s a constant struggle. That’s why there are no support groups – at least in my area – where people actually show up. We’re all too sick and tired to go! This site is great. Thank you! I too pray for medicinal marijuana to be passed in my state. Big Pharma does NOT want it to pass. They would lose billions of dollars on all the meds they sell to docs and thus to us that quite frankly either don’t work, don’t work very well, stop working and have horrible side effects. In the last 12 years since my diagnosis, believe me, I’ve tried them all! God Bless and keep on keepin’ on!

    • Shaula says:

      Agreed! Fortunanty, I buy CBD from Staff are super at directing to best product for your symptoms. With CBD there is only trace amount of THC, so it is legal. It has no side effects and no high. After 30 years of ME/CFS it is the only thing that works for pain without side effects. Thank you Healthy Hemp Oil. Now, if I could just find something for the daily roller coasted fatigue! Yes, I became vegan because it stopped the IBS. Also on plehora of vitamins and herbs. Let me know what has worked for fatigue. Sha’ula

        • Sha'ula says:

          Yes, CBD is legal in Florida. It has negligible THC so it is not only legal, but sold here. The. CBD I bought in Florida was in candy form and not effective. Healthy Hemp oil has staff who can direct to their different types of administration and strenghts. For me it has been a life saver for pain. My rheumatologist was thrilled for me. Now. I just need to figure out how to get energy and not fatigued.

    • Sue McCauley says:

      I saw Morgan Freeman on a talk show and he had a brain fog moment and instead of stating that he called it a senior moment. I was disappointed
      and wished he would of stated what it was, I could see the look on his face, and knew exactly how he felt. Maybe he doesn’t realize it was the fibro and thinks it’s getting old. Sometimes it is too much to go out and talk like that and it probably takes it’s toll on him. I try not to judge anyone and what they can handle.

  6. Steve says:

    MJ is legal in my state but it is very individualistic as to how it works for anyone, even to what strain works or not. I got legal hemp cbd oil from CO, very expensive, took a ton and it did nothing. It looks like I may be able to finally get pain relief with 2 1/2 lozenges totaling 10 mg cbd:10 mg THC. This ratio is supposed to be the best, minimal spaciness and maximum pain relief. I took 3 lozenges, no pain but spacey and not good for me. It’s certainly worth a try if legal for you but MJ is definitely a drug, with its own side effects.

    • Sha'ula says:

      Having Fibro for 30 plus years and trying most anything I have found Healthy Hemp oil, CBD the blue label syringe of thick black goo to be a G-d send. It only has negligible trace amounts of THC which gives you a high. There are a plethora of strains and percentages of CBD to THC. You have to pick the one that works best for you. I use Blue Label because there are no side effects, pain is gone and I regulate the exact dose through the syringe method. As little or as much as I need and as often as I need. I am not a sponsor of Healthy Hemp Oil, but I can tell you the staff I talked to and explained what I needed was outstanding. Again I get no high because the percent of THC is so low and CBD is high and knocks the psin out Cold!

  7. Jessie says:

    Very recently I’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I can’t work, I can almost do nothing with out paying for it later. If I go walking anything physical i end up in the bed for days. The CFS is awful. The Ibs is awful. I’m getting so depressed because I can’t accept the fact I’m 33yrs old and I feel like I’m 80. The fibro fog is so embarrassing. I forget everything, I can hardly keep a conversation without forgetting what I was saying. The feeling of when you were going to do something and have no clue the next of what you are doing. I see a rheumatologist, I see a psychiatrist, I’m on 9 different meds. Worst of all people think people with fibromyalgia are lying about there illness. My son is 10, the poor baby cries because he doesn’t understand why I can’t go to his games as much like I use too. Or why I cry all the time.
    I feel like giving up sometimes.
    I feel alone, I wish sometimes I knew someone else with this, so I could talk to them.

    • StevefromMA says:

      It’s a pretty tough disorder and we all try our best. Despite millions of people who have it, I’ve only met one, except a for a distant fibro group I attended once, too far. Maybe you can find a close group through a hospital. Posting online is not exactly the same but you do get a sense of what other people are doing to cope. You might try also. Good luck and I hope you feel better.

    • Denise Bault says:

      Jessie, you do know people like you. That’s why you’re on this site! WE’RE ALL LIKE YOU! We may have some different symptoms at different times, maybe taking different meds and supplements and/or treatments- all trying to get some sort of relief from the unrelenting pain, fatigue and fibro fog. (I feel like I’m 108 years old!) I get a chuckle every time I see someone write about a “flare.” Flare? What is that of which you speak? I’m always flaring! You are not alone…

    • Tim Bossie says:

      We are very sorry Jessie for the way that you struggle with this illness. Please know that you are not alone. Of course, it feels that way sometimes when people don’t understand this illness that robs us of our lives. Also, know that while your son has a hard time understanding today, you are setting a wonderful example of strength and perseverance for his tomorrows.

  8. Michrlle says:

    I have realized that my life has changed. I used to be joyful. I used to go out and play and have fun. Not anymore . The arthritis in my feet, hands, fingers. Going up in my shoulder . The th pain goes into my hip. My knee. My knee keeps me awake all night long. I lay in bed with my knee sticking in the air to postpone the ache in my knee. Turning from one side to the other trying to accommodate the pain in my body . And mornings are terrible, trying to get these stiff old
    Bones to work.

  9. Susan says:

    I have Systemic Lupus (with advanced kidney disease), fibromyalgia, gouty arthritis, etc. The Lupus thankfully doesn’t rear it’s ugly head very often, but I am always in a fibro flare. Doctors won’t give me anything for pain because of the kidney disease and the government cracking down on them so I suffer. I cannot take any NSAIDS like aspirin or naproxen because of the kidneys. I am very interested in trying the CBD oil for pain control so that I can at least sleep through the night sometimes or roll over in bed without agony. I’m willing to try just about anything at this point, CBD oil, diet change, whatever, as long as it’s safe for my kidneys.

    • Nancy says:

      Hi Susan, by the symptoms and illnesses you described my first intense recommendation is to remove ALL ASPARTAME from your intake. Check labels of everything .. it sounds like aspartame poisoning! Avoid ALL artificial sweetners for at least 4 months and see if there are any changes.

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