A Kaley Cuoco almost had his leg amputated after a horse riding accident.
The 36-year-old actress, who is expecting her first child with her boyfriend Tom Pelphrey, was riding on a Los Angeles ranch in 2010 when her horse freaked out and fell, before the equine tried to jump her and landed on her. left leg, for which she was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries.
the creator of ‘Big Bang Theory’ Chuck Lorrerecalled in the new oral history book of Jessica Radliff ‘The Big Bang Theory: The Definitive, Inside Story of the Epic Hit Series’: “That was the darkest and scariest moment in twelve years [de la serie].
“Kaley could have lost her leg. It was a series of miracles that got us through that and for her to come out healthy.”
co-star Johnny Galecki added: “They were talking about amputating his leg, which was devastating to hear.”
Doctors originally believed that the actress would not walk for months, but after two weeks in the hospital, she was fitted with a walking boot and was back on her feet.
And Chuck thinks it was a “heaven sent” who met him Dr Stephen Lombardoof the Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic for Sports Medicine at Cedars-Sinaiand asked for help with the actress’s injury.
He added: “It was an absolutely miraculous intervention that I ran into Dr. Steve. Every time I see him, I’m like, ‘Thank you! You saved Kaley! On a minor level, you saved ‘The Big Bang Theory’!” “
Less than two hours after their meeting, Kaley was “in surgery with the best surgeons available to stop an infection because his leg was wide open.”
In an excerpt from the book obtained by the journal PeopleKaley admitted that the accident is still “too” for her to speak freely.
She said: “Before I had surgery, they made me sign something that said, ‘We won’t know until we get in there and see this leg, and it might turn out you don’t have it anymore.'”. That wasn’t the case, obviously, but I had to sign something that said: ‘Okay, you can’.
“It all ended well, and a week later I was up and working, but the doctors acted like I was never going to walk again. It’s still too much for me, and it sounded a lot worse than it was. And of course, I was in spiral and everyone was scared, which I understand. It scared people.”
Johnny added: “But I think it scared people in a good way, myself included. The first day I saw you in that state, I shed tears in my garage.”
What’s Kaley Cuoco up to?
Cuoco can currently be seen in Peacock’s time-travel romantic comedy Meet Cute opposite Pete Davidson. The actress has also signed on to play the lead role in the streamer’s upcoming true-crime comedy series, Based On A True Story, which hails from executive producer Jason Bateman.