A car struck Katey Sagal as she crossed a Los Angeles street Friday morning, causing her to go to the hospital. Doctors expect The Conners star to recover from the incident. In reporting his wife would be OK, Kurt Sutter cracked jokes for his followers on social media.
Sutter, who created and co-starred in Sons of Anarchy, joked that his wife would be well enough to do the mambo in no time. At least he hopes so.
“She’s the only one bringing in money right now… so I’ll be picking her up from the hospital later, taking her to that Dancing With the Stars audition,” he joked in an Instagram post.
A Telsa clipped Katey Sagal as she crossed a street on Friday morning. The driver made a left turn and didn’t see her in the crosswalk, Los Angeles police told TMZ. Her injuries weren’t serious and doctors released her from the hospital Friday night, reports said.
A representative for the 67-year-old actress told Deadline that doctors believe she’ll make a full recovery.
The driver of the car stopped and stayed with Sagal until paramedics arrived. Police are still investigating the crash. Drugs and alcohol were not a factor.
Fans and former co-stars posted their relief that Sagal would be OK.
“F*cking Telsas,” Sons of Anarchy co-star Ryan Hurst wrote on Sutter’s post. “Yes, Dance it off. Warm healing headed your way, KS!!!!”
Robert Patrick, who appeared on Sons of Anarchy but fans best know him as the T-1000 in Terminator 2, told Sutter he was “wishing Katey a speedy recovery.”
“My heart almost sank today with all the headlines, but glad to know this national treasure is gonna make a full recovery!” one fan wrote.
Sagal’s Character Tied the Knot in Recent Episode of ‘The Conners’
Katey Sagal was in the news for happier reasons earlier this week after her character Louise on the popular ABC sitcom The Conners married star John Goodman’s Dan Conner.
Sagal joined The Conners as a recurring cast member in the show’s first season following the death of Dan’s former wife Roseanne. But fans of The Conners know that the show can’t just have nice things. So, writers included a natural disaster in Wednesday’s wedding episode.
Showrunner Bruce Helford told TV Line they added a tornado as a plot device to mirror the chaos in the characters’ lives.
“It created a great setting and gave way for some tension. We said, ‘Everybody watching knows they’re going to get married, so can we have some fun along the way?’ It gave us more movement, and there were plenty of other things going on causing craziness — Ben and Darlene, Becky and her sobriety — which made it feel like a storm within a storm.”
The wedding episode was season-high in ratings for The Conners, drawing in more than 3.5 million viewers.