Kate Beckinsale has been hospitalized after suffering a ruptured ovarian cyst.
The 45-year-old Serendipity actress took to Instagram on Saturday to share pictures of herself in a hospital bed. “Turns out a ruptured ovarian cyst really hurts and morphine makes me cry,” she captioned the post. “So thankful to everyone who looked after me.”
She also added the hashtag #wobbly and a heart emoji.
Just days ago, Beckinsale appeared well as she hosted the LA Art Show, honoring St. Jude. For the event, Beckinsale worked with hairstylist Pete Savic, who was very concerned after seeing her post from the hospital.
In response to one social media user who commented on her “selfie,” Beckinsale replied, “It’s actually not a selfie. My mum took it.”
“I would not have posted it if we had not noticed someone in a car taking a photo of me leaving the hospital in a wheelchair,” she continued. “I have Instagram largely to have my own honest narrative and not have to always be ambushed by stories that come out that are invented. I’d prefer to say what happened than endure speculation and so I chose to share.”
“I agree, it’s not a normal impulse,” Beckinsale went on to write. “But it’s not normal to be photographed in vulnerable situations by people you don’t know either.”
“Thank you so much to everyone who has wished me well and lots of love to the girls here who have been through similar or worse,” she concluded her comment. “Love to all x.”