It’s not over, but it’s not down. Reese Witherspoon, Teddi MellencampOver the years, celebrities have been able to bounce back from minor injuries.
The Legally BlondeAfter being struck by a car in Los Angeles, actress got a gash to her forehead.
“The driver seemed to have not seen her because of a large tree at the intersection,” an eyewitness exclusively told Us WeeklyAt the time. “[Reese] was lucky, because it could have been much more serious.”
The Hello Sunshine founder “suffered minor injuries,” according to the police report, and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Witherspoon was released from the hospital and was able to go home to rest. The driver, 84, was cited for failing yield to pedestrians crossing the street.
Nearly a decade later, The Real Housewives of Beverly HillsMellencamp, an alumnus, shared photos of her own injury.
“I gave 2020 the boot — and 2021 returned the favor!” the former Bravo personality joked in January 2021 via social media alongside a photo of her on crutches. Mellencamp injured her ankle while playing pickleball over the holidays with her family.
She made light of the situation, telling her followers, “The silver lining: it’s called a ‘dancer’s fracture’ so I’m basically a ballerina now. Pickle Ball: 1. Teddi: 0.”
Mariska HargitayFor her part, she suffered two separate injuries in 2021. In May, she announced that she had a fractured knee, a hairline fracture on her ankle and a torn ligament after undergoing an MRI.
“Great news is I don’t need surgery🙏🏻 💃🏻 #YouShouldSeeTheOtherGuy😜,” she playfully captioned an Instagram snap after leaving the doctors. “Thanks for all the love folks! Just so you know this did NoT happen at work!”
Two months later, it was Law and Order: Special Victims UnitStar injured her ankle while attending to the Black WidowNew York City screening. Hargitay showed off her progress via Instagram in July 2021, saying she was “healing like a boss” while wearing a funny “It hurt, thank you for asking” T-shirt.
Scroll down to find out what other celebrities have done to overcome minor injuries and health scares throughout the years.