‘American Horror Story’ Star Injured in Electric Scooter Accident

by Keeli Parkey

One of the actresses who has helped bring the unusual – and often frightening – tales of “American Horror Story” to life recently sustained injuries in an electric scooter accident.

That actress is Billie Lourd, who has played several characters in the popular anthology series in recent years. According to PopCulture, Lourd and her fiance, Austen Rydell, were celebrating her birthday a few days ago. Unfortunately, the celebration took a turn that led to an urgent care medical facility.

The “American Horror Story” actress shared details about her birthday celebration and resulting injury via social media. According to the post, she and Rydell began their early birthday party on the beach.

“@avstenrydell surprised me with this inCrEdiBLe early bday picnic on the beach #ilovehimsomuch,” Billie Lourd posted to Instagram on Saturday, July 17. Her post included pictures from her celebration, as well as photos of the aftermath of her accident.

So, following their birthday celebration on the beach, the “American Horror Story” star decided to take the party away from the beach to the street.

“…then I decided it would be a #cuteidea to hop on a @bird scooter. My #cutieidea ended up being the #oppositeofcute when I #bustedmyassontheassphault,” Lourd also shared. “PSA don’t go on #birdscooters kids they’re dangerous af and go way too fast!!!”

‘American Horror Story’ Actress Billie Lourd is the Daughter of a ‘Star Wars’ Icon

Being the daughter of one of the famous actors in the “Star Wars” franchise,” Lourd then decided to make a great “Star Wars” reference in her post. She also thanked the medical staff at the urgent care facility that treated her for their care.

“May the force be with my face / potentially broken hand / swollen af knee,” Billie Lourd also shared. “Also thank u to everyone at UCLA urgent care you guys are the #GOAT for bandaging up this old lady.” 

Billie Lourd is the daughter of the late Carrie Fisher – who played Princess Leia. Her father is Bryan Lourd, a talent agent. Her grandparents – Fisher’s parents – were movie star Debbie Reynolds and the famous singer Eddie Fisher. According to IMDb, she was born on July 17, 1992.

The “American Horror Story” actress and Austen Rydell welcomed their first child in September 2020. Also, Lourd and Rydell began dating in 2017. They got engaged in June 2020.

The actress has appeared in a few seasons of “American Horror Story” since 2017. She will reportedly appear in the show’s upcoming 10th season. She is also expected to play a role in one episode of the show’s spinoff series titled, “American Horror Stories.”