Ronda Rousey Nearly Loses Finger While Filming TV Show ‘9-1-1,’ Shares Hospital Photo
Ronda Rousey may be a strong fighter, but she is not immune to bodily injuries.
The 32-year-old former WWE and UFC women’s bantamweight champion nearly lost her middle finger during an accident while shooting a scene for the Fox television show 9-1-1. Rousey shared a photo of herself on Instagram on Tuesday that showed her lying in a hospital bed with her gruesome injury, which revealed part of her finger bloodied and severed off.
“Freak accident, first take of the day a boat door fell on my hand, I thought I just jammed my fingers so I finished the take before looking,” Rousey wrote in the post’s lengthy caption.
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So the word is out I nearly lost my finger shooting @911onfox. Freak accident, first take of the day a boat door fell on my hand, I thought I just jammed my fingers so I finished the take before looking (I know it sounds crazy, but I’m used to live audiences and never showing pain unless I’m supposed to) after a break in the action I told our director the situation and was rushed via ambulance to the hospital where they promptly reattached my bone and tendon with a plate and screws. I returned to filming the next day and finished my scenes before returning home to recover. Modern medicine amazes me, I already had 50% range of motion back in 3 days. There’s so much more than I can write here, stayed tuned via @rondarouseydotcom for the full story. And of course tune in to see how well I can act like my finger didn’t just fall off in this upcoming season of @911onfox
The former mixed martial arts star then added doctors reattached her finger’s bone and tendon with plates and screws. Rousey added she was astounded by her fast recovery and said she returned to filming the following day.
“Modern medicine amazes me, I already had 50% range of motion back in 3 days,” Rousey added in the photo’s caption.
Rousey last fought in the WWE in April, when she competed in WrestleMania. Since then, she has focused on starting a family with husband and fellow former UFC star Travis Browne. Although it remains unknown whether or not Rousey will return to WWE, she is still under contract with the pro wrestling organization. Rousey’s last UFC fight came in December 2016.