The CW's Batwoman star Ruby Rose has revealed she survived a major on-set injury that threatened to leave her paralyzed. In an Instagram post, the actor said she herniated two discs in her spine doing stunt work on an unspecified project.
"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 paralyzed," Rose wrote. "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... Thank you Dr Bray for everything you did and for allowing me to keep working and doing what I love. I am forever in your debt. And 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 included video from the procedure as well, which you can see here.
Rose didn't specify which production the injury took place in. In addition to filming Batwoman this year, she also filmed the upcoming movies SAS: Red Notice and The Doorman.