‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Mariska Hargitay is a ‘Pink Lady On the Mend’ in New Candid Selfie

by Josh Lanier

Mariska Hargitay has had a rough summer. The Law & Order: SVU star tore ligaments in her knee and broke her ankle in separate events. The latter required surgery. Though she’s not letting it get her down.

Fans have rushed to her Instagram to watch as she documents her recovery. And even some of her famous friends have stepped up to help out in her time of need.

Her most recent post features the Law & Order: SVU captain bedecked in all pink with what looks like an amazing view out of her window.

Hargitay broke her ankle at a July 1 screening of the Marvel movie Blackwidow.

A witness told Page Six that she slipped on a rain-soaked street after the movie let out.

“(Mariska Hargitay) was taken to Southampton Hospital by ambulance with her husband Peter Hermann,” Page Six said. “She stayed there for several hours and ended up with a bandaged leg. She didn’t make it back to her house until after midnight when the party had mostly wound down.”

This came after she was spotted leaving a New York hospital wearing a knee and ankle brace. She told fans via an Instagram post that things looked worse than they were. Doctors told her she had a “broken knee, a hairline fracture in your ankle, and a torn ligament.” Though, she said, she wouldn’t require surgery, just some time to heal.

She wanted to make clear that none of her injuries came from her work on Law & Order: SVU.

Celebrity Holds Signs That Says Pray for Hargitay

Melissa McCarthy felt helpless while her friend suffered, so she decided to do what any sane person would do. She took a sign that read “Honk if you’re praying for Mariska Hargitay’s recovery” and help it up on the side of the street.

“If you can’t produce quality care for your friend after ankle surgery, the next best this is obviously standing outside Wienerschnitzel with a sign @therealmariskahargitay ❤️💥” McCarthy captioned an Instagram video of her with the sign.

Hargitay reposted the video saying that she loved the gesture so much that it might have been worth the broken ankle.

“Above and beyond. Honk if you’re blown away by @melissamccarthy’s heart and humor,” she wrote on her post. “Might be worth breaking my ankle for. #PrayingSheGotMeATakeOutSchnitzel. #WomenSupportingWomen” 

Will Her Injuries Affect Filming of Season 23?

A lot of fans have worried that Hargitay’s injuries will cause a delay in the production of the next season of Law & Order: SVU. According to Ice-T, who stars as Detective Fin Tutuola, filming started on Friday.

The rapper and actor has been on tour recently. But he posted on Twitter last week that it was time to return to work on the show. He said filming would start on Friday, July 23.

The Law & Order: SVU Instagram account even included some shots of Hargitay back at work. The new season will be released this fall.