American movie star Andrea Martin, 72, recently suffered a serious injury on the set of her latest production. While rehearsing for Broadway play “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus,” Martin broke four of her ribs.
Over the years, she has had a number of acting roles and voice-overs in films, television programs, and plays. Some of her most popular work includes “Second City Television” and “Pippin.” She has more than a dozen awards and nominations under her belt.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Martin stepped down from her starring role to follow her doctor’s orders. She reportedly tried to still do the play at first but was unable to go through with it.
"I am heartbroken to have to leave the production and have tried to convince the doctor that my funny bone is stronger than my broken ribs," Martin said in a statement. "But regretfully, I must follow the doctor's orders.”
“I love everyone involved in this beautiful play and will miss them profoundly,” she added. “I will be there cheering them on from the audience at the Booth Theatre."
Martin will be replaced by castmate Kristine Nielsen, 63. She has previously starred in several other Broadway plays including “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” in which her role as Sonia got her nominated for a Tony Award as Best Lead Actress in a Play.
Please pray for Martin as she continues recovery! The Broadway production "Gary" is sure to still be a hit even with the new cast changes.
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