The Painful Reason Kate Beckinsale was Hospitalized Over the Weekend

No one likes to spend time in the hospital. Unfortunately, Kate Beckinsale‘s ruptured ovarian cyst sent her to a medical center over the weekend.

Saturday, the actress posted two photos of herself in her hospital bed on Instagram.

“Turns out a ruptured ovarian cyst really hurts and morphine makes me cry,” she captioned one of the photos.  “So thankful to everyone who looked after me.”


Many of Beckinsale’s fans were concerned about her and her health, but others questioned how serious her condition could be if she was posting selfies about it.

“But first let me take a selfie,” one user commented.

Beckinsale was quick to respond.

“It’s actually not a selfie,” Beckinsale wrote. “My mum took it. In fact, I would not have posted it if we had not noticed someone in a car taking a photo of me leaving the hospital in a wheelchair.”

She went on to explain why she posted about her hospital visit.

“I have Instagram largely to have my own honest narrative and not have to always be ambushed by stories that come out that are invented. I’d prefer to say what happened than endure speculation and so I chose to share,” she wrote. “I agree, it’s not a normal impulse. But it’s not normal to be photographed in vulnerable situations by people you don’t know either. (If you were interested in knowing the provenance of this, which, you probably are not.).”

Though she was responding to a negative comment, she still ended it on a positive note.

“Thank you so much to everyone who has wished me well and lots of love to all the girls here who have been through similar or worse,” she said. “Love to all x.”

What is a Ruptured Ovarian Cyst?

According to Very Well Health, an ovarian cyst is a “fluid-filled sac that forms within or on top of an ovary.”

They are not uncommon and tend to go away without the woman having to do anything. However, sometimes the cyst may be irritating depending on where it is located.

Ruptures can occur if a cyst continues to grow. Usually, ruptures are very painful and can cause bleeding. People with a ruptured ovarian cyst may experience sharp, sudden pain on one side of their pelvis.

If the cyst causes a lot of bleeding, the woman may also feel dizzy, lightheaded or have shortness of breath. Left untreated a ruptured cyst runs a high risk of becoming infected.

Beckinsale’s Career

Beckinsale began acting at a young age. At the beginning of her career, she starred in several British plays, as well as small films in America.
In 2001, she landed her breakout role as Nurse Lt. Evelyn Johnson in Pearl Harbor. The movie catapulted her career and led to her starring in Underworld in 2003.
Underworld earned over $90 million worldwide. After the success of the first film, she went on to act in Underworld: Evolution, the prequel Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, and Underworld: Awakening.

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