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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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jabberjaws    

Many moons ago she was kinda hot.

514 days ago
17.

James    

Maybe she shouldn't drink before the awards presentation.

514 days ago
18.

Observer999    

Stupid woman. No one else fell, I bet. YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE CAREFUL, old lady. Setting up for a lawsuit, I hope it gets thrown out and you are forced to pay the other party's legal costs.

514 days ago
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Ann-dee    

Just thinking how much Sally looks like Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids-2011)...interesting...hope Sally has a speedy recovery!

514 days ago
20.

rudynjudyjudy    

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514 days ago
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rudynjudyjudy    

main rotor! is a mean ROtOR

514 days ago
22.

Regina    

Wishing you a speedy recovery. My mom had this same type of fall when she slipped on black ice. It's rough. She too had surgery on her ankle and had to have pins and screws. It's no fun to recover from this type of break. Take care Ms Kirkland.

514 days ago
23.

tver    

Heal up and get well soon Sally...

514 days ago
24.

Scary    

I lived in Studio City for several years up until about a year ago - since when do they have a film festival?? I'm not surprised if there was poor lighting - hello, who has ever heard of the Studio City Film Festival??

514 days ago
25.

Mrugowsky    

She needs glasses.

514 days ago
26.

greengrabber    

Iamthegreengrabber......
Sally, you must simply get up and get well immediately!
Love.....way big fan

514 days ago
27.

Tom Cruise    

Get well soon Sally.

514 days ago
28.

broncosgodess    

Damn... who is the huge old hag that swallowed Sally Kirkland??

514 days ago
29.

Lisa    

Sally is such a sweet person. A very beautiful lady on the inside & outside. My daughters and I had the great pleasure of spending time with her at my job, a few years ago. She was acting in a movie being made there. It was at a Senior Center in Ridgewood,Queens called, The Ridgewood Older Adult Center..
We wish her a very speedy recovery. I know the Seniors at ROAC, also wish her a speedy recovery as well.

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