Mariska Hargitay Reveals Injuries, But She Doesn’t Need Surgery

Mariska Hargitay is a truly successful actor known for her role as Captain Olivia Benson in Law & Order: SVU. She’s now a household name to many fans, and some like to stay up to date by following her on social media. Hargitay recently revealed in a post that she sustained some injuries, but she luckily doesn’t need surgery. 

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Mariska Hargitay on ‘Law & Order: SVU’

Hargitay has become synonymous with her role as Benson of the Special Victims Unit. She’s played the role since the series first began in 1999. Her character has since grown from a detective to Captain of the squad, working her way up the ranks and earning the respect of others. She gets justice for many survivors, and it’s something fans surely love to see.

Hargitay, who turned 57 on January 23, 2021, met her husband, Peter Hermann, a fellow actor, on the set of SVU in 2002. They were married in 2004, and they have three children together named August, Amaya, and Andrew, and they reside in New York.

Hargitay’s character recently reunited with her old partner, Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni), who now has his own spinoff called Law & Order: Organized Crime. The former partners worked together for over a decade before Meloni left over a contract dispute. Now reunited, they’ve been interacting together again in different crossover events, which has been great for fans.

Mariska Hargitay reveals injuries, but she doesn’t need surgery

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On May 19, 2021, Hargitay posted an image of herself on Instagram wearing a leg brace as well as an ankle brace on the other leg. She tagged herself outside the Hospital for Special Surgery while wearing a mask and cream-colored shorts and a duster with a black shirt on. She goes on to reveal some injuries she experienced, but she doesn’t have to have surgery, which is, of course good news. She also revealed the injuries didn’t happen while working either, but it’s unclear how she got them.

Hargitay captioned the post on Instagram: “#ThatFeelingWhen, you go to the doctor, get an MRI and find out that you have a broken knee, a hairline fracture in your ankle, and a torn ligament. It’s always a good idea to go to the doctor. Immediately. #ListenToYourBody #TrustTheExperts #StayStrong #InOtherKneeNews #BustingPerpsWithBustedKnees #BraceYourself #NotTheBeesKnees #TheQueenBeesKnees. Great news is I don’t need surgery🙏🏻 💃🏻 #YouShouldSeeTheOtherGuy😜 thanks for all the love folks! Just so you know this is did NoT happen at work!”

Over 249,000 people liked the post while over 10,000 commented on it.

Mariska Hargitay reveals that she wasn’t hospitalized 

Then on May 21, she revealed in a video post on Instagram that she was on the set of Organized Crime shooting with Christopher Meloni that day, revealing she’s shooting scenes in a hospital. She goes on to clarify that she wasn’t actually hospitalized for her injuries mentioned previously.

“But what I wanted to say is I’m shooting in a hospital, which made me want to tell everybody,” Hargitay says. “‘Cause I’m reading all these crazy headlines. I was not hospitalized. I did break my knee two weeks ago. And then I was up on it unfortunately. But then I went to get an MRI, and that’s when I learned that I had a broken knee and some other issues. But what I want to say if I’m great, I’m wearing a fantastic brace. I was never hospitalized, and I think people didn’t know what happened. But I just don’t want anyone to worry about me, and I’m fine. And I want to thank you for the incredible outpouring of care and concern and love. And anyway, happy Friday. Sending big love to all of you. Bye.”

Hopefully Mariska Hargitay will be feeling better soon.