Kaley Cuoco is sharing particulars in regards to the time she virtually lost her leg in a horseback using accident ― a second that “Big Bang Theory” creator and producer Chuck Lorre known as “the darkest, most frightening time” within the sitcom’s historical past.
In 2010, Cuoco, an equestrian, fell off her horse and the animal landed on her left leg. She was rushed to the hospital the place Lorre occurred to run into Dr. Stephen Lombardo, a extremely regarded orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Lombardo facilitated a fast operation “with the best surgeons available,” according to People.
But Cuoco confronted a grim chance.
“Before I went into surgery, they made me sign something that said, ‘We don’t know until we get in there and see this leg, and it could come out that you don’t have it anymore,’” she mentioned within the excerpt.
“That wasn’t the case, obviously, but I had to sign something that said, ‘OK, you can,’” Cuoco added. “Everything ended up fine, and I was up and working a week later, but the doctors acted like I was never going to walk again. It’s still too much for me to go into, and it sounded way worse than it was. And of course it was spiraling and everyone was freaking out, which I get. It scared people.”
Cuoco mentioned the accident with Ellen DeGeneres shortly after it occurred and mentioned her foot was facing the opposite way and was “just dangling.” Doctors advised her earlier than taking her to surgical procedure that she “might be coming out with one foot.” Luckily for Cuoco, they solely wanted to insert two metallic bars in her leg. She was hospitalized for 2 weeks and written out of two episodes.