Judi Dench Gives Up Driving Due to Failing Eyesight

Judi Dench Gives Up Driving Due to Failing Eyesight

“I just know I’ll kill somebody if I get behind the wheel.”

​Dame Judi Dench says that giving up driving as a result of her failing vision was “absolutely appalling,” The Independent reports.In 2012 the actress revealed that she had been diagnosed with macular degeneration. But it wasn’t until 2017 that she stopped driving.

“A couple of years ago I stopped driving, which was one of the most traumatic moments of my life. It was absolutely appalling,” Dench told Radio Times; “but I just know I’ll kill somebody if I get behind the wheel of a car now.”

At 84, she can no longer read the newspaper, books or do crosswords. “But, you know, you cope,” Dench said.

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