'Batwoman' Ruby Rose reveals she underwent emergency surgery earlier this year

Published: September 30, 2019
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Batwoman actor Ruby Rose has revealed she needed emergency surgery after a serious injury left her facing the possibility of paralysis. The star shared the details in a video posted recently on her Instagram about the injuries inflicted from her intensive stunts for the highly anticipated American television series.

“To everyone asking about my new Pez dispenser scar on my neck… A couple of months ago, I was told I needed an emergency surgery or I was risking becoming paralysed,” Rose captioned the post. “I had herniated two discs doing stunts and they were close to severing my spinal chord. I was in chronic pain and yet, couldn’t feel my arms,” reported Deadline.

The Australian beauty went on to thank her doctor for allowing her “to keep working and doing what I love,” adding, “I am forever in your debt.”

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As for the graphic footage included in the post, Rose wrote jokingly, “To anyone asking why I let them video it… Did you not watch that Grey’s Anatomy episode where they left a towel in a patient? Also, I wanted to see what happens when we go under.”

Rose, an Orange Is the New Black alum, was tapped last year to play Batwoman in the upcoming CW series. Batwoman is set to release on October 6.

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