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Morgan Freeman Misses Press Tour for Taylor Sheridan Show Due to Infection

Renowned actor Morgan Freeman had to cancel his appearance on the U.K. portion of the press tour for the new show “Special Ops: Lioness” due to a contagious infection. Freeman was set to join co-stars Zoe Saldana and Nicole Kidman in promoting the show, which is the latest project from “Yellowstone” co-creator Taylor Sheridan. However, Freeman’s infection has cleared, and he is now in good health, according to his representative.

Morgan Freeman’s Health Update

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A representative for Morgan Freeman confirmed that the 86-year-old actor’s infection has completely resolved, and he is doing well. The representative assured that Freeman is no longer contagious, alleviating any concerns about the spread of the infection.

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Disappointment and Regrets

During an appearance on the BBC’s “One Show,” host Alex Jones expressed disappointment that Freeman had to cancel his appearance as a guest. Jones praised the show and shared her regret that Freeman couldn’t attend at the last minute. The remaining cast members, Nicole Kidman and Zoe Saldana, continued with the U.K. press tour in Freeman’s absence.

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“Special Ops: Lioness” and Taylor Sheridan

“Special Ops: Lioness” represents a genre shift for Taylor Sheridan, known for his work on successful western series like “Yellowstone.” The show, available on Paramount+, features Nicole Kidman as the overseer of the Lioness program and Zoe Saldana as the station chief responsible for training recruits. Freeman portrays the U.S. Secretary of State in the series.


Despite Morgan Freeman’s absence from the U.K. press tour, his recovery from the contagious infection is a positive development. The remaining cast members of “Special Ops: Lioness” continued to promote the show, which marks a new direction for Taylor Sheridan. Fans can look forward to watching Freeman, Kidman, Saldana, and the rest of the cast in this intriguing series on Paramount+.

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