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Sally Kirkland

Emergency Surgery

After Theater Fall

2/13/2013 9:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Academy Award-nominated actress Sally Kirkland was rushed to the hospital Sunday night after taking a nasty spill at an L.A. film festival -- breaking her leg in two places.

Kirkland was on her way to the stage at the Studio City Film Festival to receive her award for Best Actress in a Dramatic Short when she fell to the ground, also dislocating her ankle during the accident.

A rep for the actress says Kirkland blames the fall on poor lighting in the theater.

An ambulance arrived shortly after the accident and rushed her to a nearby hospital. On Monday, Sally underwent emergency surgery to repair the breaks with a metal plate and screws.

We're told Sally remains under doctor's supervision.

A rep for Sally tells TMZ, "Currently suffering from extreme pain, Sally remains hospitalized following a successful surgery to repair the injuries resulting from her fall. Despite the circumstances, Sally is in good spirits and is optimistic about her recovery."

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1.

Wil    

Im sorry but if the surgery happened a day later its not "EMERGENCY SURGERY"

Course that wouldnt bring the readers now would it?

A speedy recovery to Miss Kirkland

432 days ago
2.

Truth    

I SMELL A LAWSUIT...(EVEN THO IT'S HER FAULT). WELCOME TO AMMMEEERRIKKA... WHERE COCAINE AND LAWYERS ARE A HELLUVA DRUG. POINT BLANK PERIOD. #TRUTH!!

432 days ago
3.

Dave    

Well they always tell actors to "Break a leg"!

432 days ago
4.

BellaBoo    

Speaking of 'Dramatic Short'...

I wonder if she'll get a nomination for that fall..

432 days ago
5.

Elizabeth Alan    

Sympathetic thoughts and hoping she recovers quickly. Yikes - gives new meaning to the term break-a-leg!

432 days ago
6.

Wow ...    

Get well soon.

432 days ago
7.

zoolady    

Get better Sally!

432 days ago
8.

w    

Wow I wish her the best but I have to say this, first I am not a lesbian BUT I have to say that Sally Kirkland has an amazing rack.

432 days ago
9.

ZZ    

Lol "breaking" news. Literally. Yes, even I'm ashamed of me for that joke.

432 days ago
10.

Buckaroobonzai    

Hey sally, just pray to john roger and he should be able to fix it with his mental powers... you crazy b1tch! Just MSIA karma coming back to haunt you!

432 days ago
11.

Stubaby    

Not Sally Kirkland, nooooo! What will the entertainment industry do without the power house of Sally Kirkland?

432 days ago
12.

cindy    

I remember seeing her on the Howard Stern show many years back. She was Very strange. She is one strange Coconut.

432 days ago
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jojotato68    

Having broken my ankle 3 years ago & my leg 33 years ago...i am sorry to hear she broke anything!! I have 9 screws & a plate in my ankle. I hope she fairs better!! Best of luck Sally!!

432 days ago
14.

CorkiDeCat    

Growing old with grace...

431 days ago
15.

Cindy    

I hope she recovers soon.

431 days ago
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