Several news sources are reporting that Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order SVU) is suffering from a pneumothorax - or a collapsed lung. The story was told exclusively to Access Hollywood by a rep for Law & Order SVU. Here’s a link to the story from Access Hollywood
I wondered why she was absent from the Golden Globes – and this must have been her reason.
According to The New York Post:
Hargitay shot the bulk of her episodes before the holiday break and won't miss any time on the NBC series since she doesn't appear in every episode, her rep told The Post late yesterday. A collapsed lung--which can result from an accident or happen naturally--occurs when there's a buildup of air in the space between the lung and chest wall. It's not known how Hargitay suffered the partially collapsed lung.
The Defamer indicates this was caused by a skiing or sledding accident that occurred when Mariksa was on vacation.
Get well Mariska!
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