Jane Seymour Remains Positive Despite Suffering From Painful Kneecap Fractures

The 'Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman' star ends up with the injury, which forces her to get a leg brace and be on crutches, after the filming of an action scene for 'Harry Wild' went awry.

AceShowbiz - British actress Jane Seymour is recovering from a fractured kneecap after losing her footing while on location in Ireland.

The "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" star has been filming a new show called "Harry Wild", but one recent action scene went awry, and ended up with Seymour requiring emergency medical attention.

"I was on the set the other day, and I had to run across a bridge and look for a guy that was being tortured, and I fell," Seymour explained to her Instagram followers on Tuesday, May 25. "So I've got a leg brace, [and] I've got crutches."

Admitting the injury was severe, with "lots of hairline fractures" on her kneecap, she added, "I did apparently smash my kneecap, so it's really painful, and I'm not allowed to really move it for about two or three weeks."

However, she is determined to remain positive about her recovery and is refusing to let the ailment disrupt production on the show, declaring, "But you know what? I'm acting above the kneecap, and I have a wonderful double for below the kneecap!"

Seymour, who turned 70 in February, returned to social media on Wednesday to thank fans for all of their well wishes.

"I've been taking extra care of my knee. Rest and patience is the cure...!" she shared. "Although it hurts, it's getting better everyday! Thank you to everyone who reached out with such kind messages."

Injury aside, Seymour has previously talked about embracing her age. One month before turning 70, she told PEOPLE, "I'm feeling incredibly healthy and well. At the same time, I think it's lovely that I get to play the 70- and 80-year-olds I'm playing and really represent my own age group onscreen as well. I also often play younger than me."

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