Australian actress Ruby Rose, who plays Batwoman on the new CW show premiering soon, has revealed she had emergency surgery earlier this year to save her from potential paralysis.
In a post on Instagram, Rose said doctors informed her she needed surgery to repair two herniated discs that she suffered from performing stunts. It was a very serious situation, as Rose said, “I was told I needed an emergency surgery or I was risking becoming paralyzed.”
You can watch the graphic surgery video here on Instagram. Rose spoke about why she had her procedure filmed. “To anyone asking why I let them video it.. Did you not watch that Greys Anatomy episode where they left a towel in a patient?? Also I wanted to see what happens when we go under,” she said.
Rose reportedly had the surgery some time ago. She said she was informed “a couple of months ago” that she needed the surgery. People started noticing a scar on her neck that resembled a Pez dispenser, and she wanted to let fans know what it was all about.
“I had herniated two discs doing stunts, and they were close to severing my spinal chord. I was in chronic pain and yet couldn’t feel my arms,” she said.
Rose went on to thank her doctor for the surgery, which was a success and will allow her to “keep working and doing what I love.”
“I am forever in your debt,” she wrote to her medical team.
Batwoman premieres Sunday, October 6 on CW.