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Law & Order star Mariska Hargitay hospitalized for multiple leg injuries


Law & Order star Mariska Hargitay hospitalized for multiple injuries including a broken leg, torn ligament and hairline fracture in her ankle

  • The Law & Order: SVU star confirmed the news herself on Wednesday via her official Instagram account 
  • Hargitay – the daughter of Hollywood legend Jayne Mansfield – revealed she had suffered broken knee, a hairline fracture in her ankle, and a torn ligament
  • In 2009, Hargitay revealed that she had collapsed her lung by doing a stunt while filming the crime drama 
  • Known for doing her own stunts, Hargitay joked about her recent injury saying: ‘You should see the other guy’ 

Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay has been hospitalized for multiple leg injuries, the actress confirmed on Wednesday. 

Hargitay – the daughter of Hollywood legend Jayne Mansfield – posted the news herself to Instagram writing: ‘That feeling when you go to the doctor, get an MRI and find out that you have a broken knee, a hairline fracture in your ankle, and a torn ligament.’

The 57-year-old added to her 2.1million followers: ‘It’s always a good idea to go to the doctor. Immediately.’

One of the highest-paid actresses on television, with an annual salary of $13million and an estimated net worth of around $100 million, Hargitay included a picture of herself leaving an emergency room in New York. 

Ouch: Law & Order star Mariska Hargitay revealed that she had been hospitalized for multiple injuries including a broken leg on Wednesday 

She added a slew of hashtags warning fans to listen to their bodies, saying ‘trust the experts,’ as well as joking ‘you should see the other guy.’ 

The actress also told fans it wasn’t as serious as it sounded, revealing: ‘Great news is I don’t need surgery.’ 

Celebrities wished her well including Demi Lovato who wrote ‘Omg!! Feel better!!’ while her actress friend Ali Wentworth said, ‘I will carry you everywhere…’

The 5′ 8″ brunette actress displayed both a knee and ankle brace in cut-off sweatpants as she posed for a picture outside the hospital. 

Action scenes: Mariska and her co-star Christopher Meloni were pictured filming Law & Order: SVU in New York earlier this week

Action scenes: Mariska and her co-star Christopher Meloni were pictured filming Law & Order: SVU in New York earlier this week 

It is not yet clear how the accident happened, but just earlier this week, the actress was seen filming scenes for her hit show alongside co-star Christopher Meloni. 

There certainly appeared to be a lot of action-packed scenes going on, as her other co-star Dylan McDermott was seen with a bloodied knee that had been styled by the makeup team for a scene. 

In 2009, Hargitay revealed that she had collapsed her lung by doing a stunt while filming the crime drama, and is known to do her own stunts.

Reassuring her fans: The TV star appeared to laugh it off, quipped 'you should see the other guy'

Reassuring her fans: The TV star appeared to laugh it off, quipped ‘you should see the other guy’

‘I’ve been doing my own stunts on the show for 10 years. I fell wrong, basically. I collapsed my lung doing a stunt,’ she told PEOPLE. 

Her rep said at the time: ‘She is undergoing routine tests and expects to be feeling better soon.’

A further statement was issued days later saying: ‘Mariska is recovering well and is expected to return to ‘SVU’ in the next couple of weeks.’

Hargitay is married to Peter Hermann, an actor who she met on set of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. They have three children together. 

Top star: One of the highest-paid actresses on television, Hargitay has an estimated annual salary of $13 million and an estimated net worth of around $100 million

Top star: One of the highest-paid actresses on television, Hargitay has an estimated annual salary of $13 million and an estimated net worth of around $100 million

Her mother Jayne Mansfield survived no less than six car accidents before the fateful night of June 28, 1967, when she crashed driving down the I-90 from New Orleans. 

Mansfield’s Buick smashed into the back of a trailer that was obscured by a cloud of insecticide dust from the truck hauling it. 

The movie star’s lawyer and then-boyfriend, Samuel S. Brody, died instantly, as well as the 19-year-old driver, Ronald B. Harrison.

Mariska, who was just three at the time and fast asleep in the backseat, survived.

Her brothers, 8-year-old Mickey Jr. and 6-year-old Zoltan, also survived. 

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