As we all know, celebrities lead very public lives. This is especially true when it comes to their health and well-being. We are constantly inundated with news about the latest celebrity injury, from broken legs to torn ligaments. While some of these injuries may be due to carelessness or poor judgment on the part of the celebrity, many are simply a result of accidents that could happen to anyone.
Celebrities with Broken Legs and Other Physical Injuries
In this article, we will take a look at eleven celebrities who have suffered broken legs and other physical injuries in recent years. Some of these injuries were sustained through no fault of their own, while others were caused by careless behavior on the part of the celebrities involved. Nevertheless, all of them provide us with an interesting glimpse into the life of a celebrity and the challenges they face on a daily basis.
1. Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon went from newly-wed to newly-injured pretty quick. In 2011, she was caught attending church while wrapping her left foot with a soft cast. But how did Reese Witherspoon break her leg?
According to her rep, she twisted her ankle. The accident made her unable to walk without a cast. Fortunately, the condition was not too severe so that she could walk normally after a week.
2. Halle Berry
Halley Berry was another celebrity who had to deal with a foot issue in 2011. She was filming Cloud Atlas, but an accident took place. The condition cost her to walk by using crutches. Other than that, the team was rescheduling the filming process until Halle could stand and walk normally.
3. Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig, the James Bond we all know, is one of the actors with a broken leg – glad he has healed, though. The condition took place when he was shooting Spectre.
It caused him to shoot the entire film with a broken leg, which was quite traumatic for Daniel. Of course, his doctor asked him to have an operation, but he refused the advice so it won’t delay the filming schedule.
According to Daniel Craig, the experience was quite distracting and traumatic. He had to wear a bionic leg and did the entire scene and the stunts. Also, this broken-leg accident was why Daniel wouldn’t do another Agent Bond after No Time To Die.
4. Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart had to deal with a three-hour surgery to take care of an Achilles tendon rupture. According to her, the accident was quite unfortunate – she stepped into a hole when getting out of her car.
After the operation, Martha had to elevate her leg for two weeks and wear crutches for another three weeks. While most tendon rupture cases can heal on their own, Martha Stewart’s requires surgery to fix the damage.
5. Ed Sheeran
In 2017, Ed Sheeran postponed his gig schedule due to a bicycle accident. The unfortunate event forced the singer to wrap his right arm in a cast and the other with a bandage. He also updates his condition on his Instagram account and posts a picture of his injured arm.
Victoria Beckham is also not immune to injuries, after all. In 2018, for instance, she was spotted wearing a foot brace and crutches. The condition was caused by a holiday in Canada.
She was having a holiday with the Beckhams. However, Victoria had to deal with a ski accident that cost her a minor fracture on her foot. Gladly, she was one of the celebrities who had broken their ankles and could heal quickly.
7. Brooke Shields
Brooke Shields was one of the celebrities who broke their legs – her femur, specifically. However, in early 2021, the alum of Jane the Virgin revealed that she was recovering from the injury.
Brooke also posted a picture of her wearing a hospital gown and walking with crutches. Many celebrities commented on her photo, sending encouragement and sweet words along.
Through her Instagram post, she encouraged her followers always to make a positive choice regardless of the challenge.
8. Teddi Mellencamp
Teddi Mellencamp was one of the celebrities on crutches in early 2021. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum revealed that she twisted her ankle, and it cost her to use crutches.
Teddi was playing pickleball, and the accident couldn’t be prevented. Since the accident forced her to use crutches, Teddi had to stay in bed for a few weeks.
Fortunately, her husband, Edwin Arroyave, was very helpful and patient. While staying in bed, Edwin was taking care of their kids full-time.
9. Lana Del Rey
2020 seemed to be very memorable for lots of people. Besides being the year of Covid-19, 2020 was also when Lana Del Rey broke her arm.
She was going for a skate, but an accident couldn’t be prevented. As a result, she had to wear a cast on her left arm due to a fracture. Later, she shot a video album by wearing a cast as well.
The good news is that she healed fast and well. Not long after that, she continued her activities normally.
Celebrities are humans, too, after all. An accident or a fall could lead to injuries, after all. Pink is also one of those celebrities with fractures that healed well.
In 2020, she had to deal with a fractured ankle. Pink was also one of those famous people who had to battle coronavirus.
Unfortunately, the accident occurred right after she finished the quarantine alongside her son. However, she didn’t tell the cause of her broken ankle.
11. Hilaria Baldwin
Hilaria Baldwin, a mother of six, is also one of the celebrities injured in the past few years. In 2020, she had a broken ankle due to an accident.
According to Alec Baldwin’s wife, she was on her running routine. That day, however, she took a road without a shoulder – not her usual running route. After that, a car was passing by quite fast.
Hilaria was trying to get to the berm and avoid the car as soon as possible. But unfortunately, she fell, and it caused her to break her ankle. A guy named John was helping her until Alec came. Her broken ankle forced Hilaria to rest on her bed for days and not play around with her kids for a few weeks.
Every activity may expose you to injuries, especially if you are unaware of your surroundings. Even though some injuries are treatable, it is always better if you don’t get hurt, right?
The celebrities with broken legs mentioned above exemplify how humans are prone to anything. So, watch your step and avoid every possible injury as much as possible!
Winda joined Kakkean as a writer in June 2022. She covers celebrity news and entertainment. Winda started her journalism back in senior high school when she joined the school's journalism competition. After graduating from senior high school, she took journalism study at Universitas Multimedia Nusantara and started to work in PonTV.