Mariska Hargitay working with collapsed lung

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star Mariska Hargitay has a partially collapsed lung, according to Entertainment Tonight. However, she’s continuing her role as a detective on the hit series until all episodes of the current season are completed, according to her rep, who didn’t explain how or why the lung collapsed. According to TV Guide, the condition occurs when air builds up in the space between the lung and the chest wall. It can be caused by a chest injury or broken rib, but can also occur without injury. According to People, the actress was not injured on set. Hargitay was nominated for a Golden Globe Sunday night for her role in the series, but did not attend the ceremony.

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  1. mandee • January 15, 2009 @ 2:19 AM

    wow, i completely love her on SVU! i hope she is better asap! shes one of the only reasons i even watch that show. this is a very unflattering picture of her though. wishing you the best of luck and a speedy recovery!

  2. Vicki • January 27, 2009 @ 9:23 PM

    Hey Mandee, I just read this one (don’t know how I missed it, because SVU is one of my very favourite shows). Totally agree with your comments about Mariska and REALLY…couldn’t they have found a better picture?!

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