‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Mariska Hargitay Thanks Fans for ‘Well-Wishes’ After Serious Leg Injury

by Megan Molseed

“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” star Mariska Hargitay fell and broke her ankle Friday evening. The spill led to a serious injury. However, the star seems to be in good spirits in the post. Hargitay was all smiles as she took to Instagram to thank her fans for all of their well-wishes.

“Thank you for all of your love and support and well-wishes,” Hargitay posted to Instagram Tuesday morning. The message was followed with a smiley “love” emoji and prayer hands.

Accompanying the message of gratitude is a short video. In the video, the actress sports some killer shades and looking like she’s in decent spirits, despite the bum leg.

The injury occurred Friday evening, July 2 in the Hamptons. The “Law and Order” actress reportedly fell and broke her ankle while leaving a screening of the upcoming summer hit “Black Widow.”

According to an Entertainment Tonight report, the injury was so bad that an ambulance was called. The outlet reports that the ambulance then transferred Hargitay to a local Southhampton hospital.

“Law and Order” Actress Sports Unique Summer “Look.”

News of the injury spread fast earlier this week when the “Law and Order” actress posted another photo to Instagram showing off her beautifully manicured toes while sporting an adorable slipper/sandal on one foot and a cast on the other. The Monday morning photo was captioned “My summer look.”

This look is one that Mariska Hargitay is likely starting to get used to.

Back in May, the actress suffered multiple serious leg injuries including a broken knee, hairline fracture on her ankle, and a torn ligament.

Hargitay posted a photo to her Insta page shortly after the MRI that diagnosed the injuries.

Not a New Injury For Hargitay

In the May Insta photo, the “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” actress is sporting a few braces on her leg, knee, and ankle. The Instagram post started with a hashtag followed by a message.

“#ThatFeelingWhen you go to the doctor, get an MRI and find out that you have a broken knee, a hairline fracture in your ankle, and a torn ligament,” Mariska Hargitay wrote in the caption. “It’s always a good idea to go to the doctor. Immediately.” 

In her May Instagram post, the actress noted that the injury did not happen while filming her hit detective show series “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.”