‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Star McKenna Grace Underwent Spinal Surgery

Shortly after McKenna Grace’s The Handmaid’s Story character was hospitalized for ingesting poisoned goodies, the actress underwent a medical process.

“It’s been one month since my backbone surgeon, Dr. Skaggs at Cedars-Sinai, actually modified my life,” the I, Tonya actress, 16, captioned a Wednesday, November 9, Instagram publish, sharing restoration footage. “Sometimes, life imitates artwork and the night time my episode of Handmaid’s Story the place I used to be in a hospital mattress got here out, I used to be truly in an actual hospital mattress.”

Grace, who has a featured function as wife-turned-Handmaid Esther on the Hulu sequence, underwent spinal surgical procedure.


McKenna Grace
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“Social media solely displays what we wish folks to know-often we don’t see the ugly, exhausting, less-flattering sides of an individual and their life. For me, it’s been simpler to cover my struggles and insecurities and perhaps write about them in songs, however that didn’t repair them,” she wrote in her social media add on Wednesday. “I’m def going to elaborate extra about all of this as a result of my life and who I’m and wish to be was really modified, however for now … I wish to thank Dr. Skaggs and his staff, his PA Morgan, his nurse Elaine and my unimaginable staff of nurses (who deserve their very own publish later), my Mother & Dad who by no means left my facet and my pals who confirmed me that they’re right here within the thrilling/enjoyable occasions, however would even be there within the absolute lowest second of my life.”

The Ghostbusters: Afterlife actress‘ well being replace acquired assist from her former costars and celeb pals.

“So glad to see you up and recovered together with your grace and humor intact. Sending ❤️❤️❤️❤️,” Ever Carradine, who portrays spouse Naomi Putnam on The Handmaid’s Story, wrote by way of Instagram remark.

Handmaid’s Tale McKenna Grace Underwent Spinal Surgery The Night Her Character Hospital Episode Came Out 2 Madeline Brewer

Mckenna Grace and Madeline Brewer in ‘The Handmaid’s Story’.
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The As soon as Upon a Time alum didn’t additional handle the character of her harm or restoration progress. Compared, Esther wound up in a Gilead hospital — alongside Madeline Brewer’s Janine — after they each ate poisoned chocolate truffles in a season 5 episode, which aired final month. Esther had gifted Janine the confections earlier than ingesting some herself. They each ended up vomiting blood and have been taken to a medical facility.

“I received a message from — I’m fairly positive it was [showrunner] Bruce Miller — I received a message concerning the script. I can’t say what the message was about, as a result of I can’t spoil or say an excessive amount of, however he was like, ‘Yeah, one thing actually loopy occurs, so simply beware everytime you’re studying the script,’” Grace recalled to Elle in September of her character’s antics. “Then I received a message from Miss Madeline and she or he was like, ‘Oh my God, you little turd.’ I used to be like, ‘What’s occurring?’”

She added on the time: “I received despatched the script that day, and I used to be studying it, and I used to be flabbergasted, for positive. I couldn’t consider it. [I thought,] ‘I do what? Why am I yelling proper now? Why is my character freaking out? Oh my God. Am I useless? Do I die two episodes in? Oh my God. Esther!’”

Esther ultimately recovered on the sequence, which aired its season finale on Wednesday, November 9. The present is ready to return for its sixth and ultimate season, although a launch date has not been introduced.