Kate Beckinsale’s hospitalization was caused by putting on leggings

Last month my British bae Kate Beckinsale was rushed to the hospital while filming in Vegas. At the time, the only thing that we knew about the incident was that she injured her back. She posted a photo looking gawjus in a hospital bed. Kate was recently on the Late Late Show with James Corden. Kate told James that she wasn’t even filming a scene when she injured herself. Kate said she was getting dressed in her hotel room and when she bent over to pull up her leggings she heard her back pop like a “guitar string snapping.” Kate said she couldn’t “walk, lay down or sit down.” An ambulance came and that they had to roll Kate in a sheet to get her to the hospital. Below are a few more details via Today:

“Well, having done eight or nine hundred action movies, I hurt myself putting on a pair of leggings in a hotel room,” the “Jolt” star said.

While Corden said he’d assumed Beckinsale had hurt herself by falling off a building or doing another crazy stunt on set, she told him she was actually filming an “intense, emotional drama” when she sustained her injury.

“It felt like a kind of guitar string snapped. And everything was horrific,” Beckinsale said. She added that the immediate pain was “worse than having a baby.”

Beckinsale said she tried to figure out how she could get to the hospital, but added she couldn’t walk, lay down, sit down or “do anything.”

“Eventually an ambulance came and they sort of rolled out a sheet and picked me up in it like a sort of sausage and put me on a gurney and then I went to the hospital and was given a lot of drugs,” she said.

Beckinsale, who doesn’t drink, said she quickly found out during her hospital stay “what kind of a drunk” she is.

“I’m not a ‘do you know who I am, have you seen all my films’ type, which is a huge relief because I’m really glad I’m not,” she said. “But I am a ‘everybody’s trying to steal my f—— ovaries’ person.”

[From Today]

The way Kate recounted this story to James (video posted below) had me cracking up. Kate is hilarious. She is one of the few celebrities I follow on IG because she is so funny. I guess despite being extremely fit and looking youthful (supposedly without “help”) Kate’s body is telling her she is getting older. I have had my fair share of back injuries and my back going out. I know that sort of pain and couldn’t wish it on my worse enemy. I also thought it was insane that she hadn’t injured her back while doing some sort of stunt for an action movie which is what I thought had happened. Instead she sustained her injury by putting on a pair of leggings, quel shame. The fact that they had to roll Kate into a blanket and carry her out like sausage tells me it was a pretty bad strain.

I am glad my girl crush Kate is healthy and has mended over the last month. She looked great on the show and she has been up to her normal shenanigans on her Instagram, showing that her back is no longer injured. Hopefully, Kate has received some treatments and instructions to help her maintain great back health. On a side note, I am looking forward to seeing Dave Grohl do a drum battle with Kate’s really cute cat. That would definitely be entertaining.

Photos credit: Avalon.red, Backgrid and via Instagram

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  1. PeacefulParsley says:

    That IV didn’t relieve her thirst.

    • mindy_dopple says:

      Ha!! 😂

    • SM says:

      😂 exactly. I want to like her but her thirst mixed with blant lie she had nothing done (in header photo she look 100% plastic that was left in the sun for way too long). She assumes then that we are all fools and I can not respect people who hold everyone around a bit stupid. Too bad someone as funny feels that having a great personality is not enough. And then her dating record of going though barely out of school boys is simply despicable.

      • Jenn says:

        @SM Well, she probably doesn’t plan to have any more children or to fall in love (!), so from here on out it’s all purely extracurricular, right? The majority of adults looking for a good time ARE younger. If anything, it would be irresponsible to mislead the kind of adult who wants to make long-term plans.

      • Lea says:

        She had work done on her face even when she was younger. I think she started making subtle changes at the time of the Pearl Harbor movie and by the time she was shooting Underworld she looked very different from the way she used to in her youth.

        She always makes me think of Kirsten Bell for a reason.

  2. Seraphina says:

    No matter what we may do to our face and neck, our body will remind us that we are aging. I notice stability issues where I never had any before.
    I am not much of a fan of hers for some reason, but me thinks the “hospitalization” may have been due to her “non help” to look youthful. She needs to fess up in that area. Who does she think she’s kidding.
    Also, I am a cat lover, have one myself – but I cringe watching them sit on kitchen counter tops.

    • Seraphina says:

      Edit: Checked out her IG. She is very funny. And the clips of her pets are hilarious. I too now follow. Humor is so needed.

    • Quel says:

      @ sera Gina

      You’re saying you think she faked this entire traumatic back injury to have some undercover cosmetic work done? What, were the paramedics and doctors in on it?

      Look it’s clear she’s had plastic surgery fillers botox etc but you are nuts if you think that’s what happened. Work on your internalized misogyny, it’s messing with you.

      • Seraphina says:

        @Quel, had you read my comment CLOSELY in its entirety and also paid attention to the grammar I used, you may have picked up on the fact I was not being serious. BTW, the name is SERAPHINA not sera Gina. Another detail you missed.
        Not sure what issues you may have, but coming here and attacking is not the way we converse and discuss topics – even ones which may oppose our own thoughts and beliefs.

    • marie says:


      ‘ me thinks the “hospitalization” may have been due to her “non help” to look youthful.’

      She clearly does work on her face but to say she’d fake throwing out her back to do it (which looking at her face she regularly does) it’s a bit extreme…gotta agree with the other commenter, esp w/ the opening of your comment… please google internalized misogyny & help out yourself….

  3. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    Now that I’m 41, I worry that some random, minuscule activity like this one will take me down. It’s crazy but something I’m more conscious of!

    • Roserose says:

      I put my back out when I sneezed. Just sayin’.

      • DuchessL says:

        I picked up 2 towels on the floor of a beautiful hotel room and snapped my back – i heard it break just like Kate said. Champions.

      • K says:

        I did too! Herniated a lumbar disc from unsuccessfully trying to suppress a big sneeze while standing up. Dropped to the floor and I could barely walk for weeks with the accompanying sciatica pain. What misery. I was 37 and everyone kept saying, “but you’re too young for back problems!” What a useful, encouraging thing to say!

        Took about a year to feel strong again, but I had to consciously work on being less clumsy and I’ll forever be avoiding sudden, jerky movements. I now preach to people what my chiropractor said about the “right way” to sneeze after telling me this is a surprisingly common thing: it’s safer to sneeze up and outward (covered, of course), don’t point your nose down or in towards your belly button.

    • Erin says:

      I turn 40 very soon, I don’t exercise but I have kids that I keep up with and I’m a good weight. I threw out my back really bad, the worst I’ve ever done, a few months ago lifting my kid. I felt that pluck/snap that she talked about and it was excruciating. I couldn’t stand straight and of course husband wasn’t home at the time. It was awful and I was in terrible pain for three days until it finally got a little better everyday. I finally got it back to pretty much normal and I’m in the shower pumicing my foot when it happens again! I straightened up the second I felt it happen though because I didn’t want to be hunched and not able to stand again. So this time I couldn’t bend over but it was the same pain. I am scared to do anything now. I am so intentional with movements and making sure I don’t twist weird. I honestly feel so old.

      • DrSnark says:

        I did something similar and the pain does make you feel old. It took me much longer than I expected to get over it (just a pinched disc), and I even went to physical therapy. I learned how to activate my transverse abdominus in PT when I lift things (like kids) and I’m hoping that will stop it from happening again.

    • superashes4 says:

      Yeah, when I was in my late twenties I coughed and pulled a muscle. It has been downhill ever since.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        I am creeping up on 60 @ Drea!! I have all sorts of back problems plus PARS defect in my hip. It’s awful that my body doesn’t keep up with how old I feel. I don’t feel this old but my body keeps reminding me!!

    • Drea says:

      Got my first cervical cortisone shot this year for a herniated disk. Typically it was the simple act of getting out of bed that triggered me needing to lay still in bed for 5 more hours on muscle relaxers.

      Over 40 is fun.

    • SarahCS says:

      43 in 10 days, I twisted as I stood up on Saturday and have been in pain ever since, OUCH.

      Getting older SUCKS.

      I sent this story to my (slightly younger) BFF yesterday!

    • BnlurkN4ever says:

      If you’re over 40 and you love sitting crossed legged, get out of the habit. One fine day after 40 you’ll find yourself unable to straighten back out for way longer than you can imagine and then the humiliation of limping around for longer still.

    • Christine says:

      I have thrown my back out by putting on my underwear and (different instance) laughing uproariously at a book. Aging really blows sometimes. Kate described the pain perfectly.

  4. Abby says:

    I freaking love Kate Beckinsale. She’s been my girl crush since Pearl Harbor–I think she’s gorgeous. But it’s her sense of humor in Instagram that makes me love her. She’s so funny. That injury sounds painful.

    No shade–she’s definitely had work done. But she works hard for her body. The top photo, her face doesn’t look anything like she looks on her regular social media stuff.

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      She’s absolutely had work done.
      I haven’t seen a pic of her in a few months maybe and she Looks DIFFERENT. Inflamed like fillers.
      I wish she would age gracefully as she’s already gorgeous.

      • Jenn says:

        Well, in the YouTube clip, which is recent, she looks great. Her face is mobile and natural, and she does genuinely look like herself. As Abby said, it doesn’t seem like the lead image is necessarily representative of KB’s current visage. (She absolutely gets “maintenance” fillers and ‘tox — like Abby said, no shade!! — but the cosmetic dermatologist clearly does a great job.)

  5. Mindy_Dopple says:

    I imagine this is how it happens, her adrenaline gets her through her day and stunts but when her body relaxes and then just does something that strains it JUST enough – BAM! it reminds you you’re human.

    • Sarah B says:

      I chipped my tooth on a bite of cooked pasta. It wasn’t even al dente! Bodies are weird and the straw that broke the camel’s back can literally just be a piece of straw.

      • whatever says:

        I once tripped while putting my pants on, and broke my wrist in two places. I love hearing about other people’s injuries that happened during mundane activities. I makes me feel less ridiculous for mine.

  6. HandforthParish says:

    Why is she now looking like Amanda Holden?

    Why do intelligent gorgeous women feel they have to all look like clones- I find it so sad.

  7. LA says:

    Is it terrible that I’m comforted to hear this had happened to someone as fabulous as Kate? Cuz it’s happened to me, too. 🤦🏻‍♀️

  8. Crooksandnannies says:

    I love her sense of humor and she is STUNNING, even though I know she’s had a fair amount of work done. I know she has a daughter and I was just thinking it must be so hard being a teenager with a mom who looms like THAT but then I thought maybe she got all her genes. Nope- Michael sheen as STRONG genes like will Smith-level. His daughter has his exact face. She’s pretty but bears very little resemblance to her mom.

    Also I was thinking of Kate and Michael as a bizarre couple but I guess they were both in those Underworld movies?

    • MissMarirose says:

      I believe her daughter is all grown up now, but iirc they’ve all got that same sense of humor. It’s nice to see that Sheen and Beckensale still look to be genuine friends after the breakup.

  9. Lexistential says:

    I’m 46. I’ve pulled a back muscle (and heard a small little pop) just from standing up after being seated on the subway. Sudden back f*ckups are no joke, I believe her.

  10. Chaine says:

    All you need to know about her back problems is look at the height of the heels she is wearing! You simply can’t go through life constantly in shoes like that without some bouts of sciatica.

  11. Hello says:

    I was gonna say the story photo shows that she’s had some excellent work done.

  12. Snuffles says:

    I’ve had that happen to me twice. Both while in the shower and I was awkwardly bending over to wash my feet. I have since seen a chiropractor and changed my shower set up and routine so I won’t have to bend over like that anymore.

    • lucy2 says:

      Me too, but I was getting dressed for work. Had to call from the floor, saying “not coming in today!” and it took a while to recuperate both times. Sitting on the floor aggravates mine, and I try to be careful now.

    • dj says:

      I seem to remember from her early, early days that she did ballet too. That can really mess up your back (it seems) in later years.

  13. AA says:

    I really like her and always have, but what has she done to her face?!? (that top picture)

    • Sid says:

      Fillers are seriously ruining the looks of these mostly already goodlooking Hollywood folks. Men and women walking around with faces either pulled tighter than a drum or puffier than a fat cat. It won’t end well.

  14. Juju says:

    I can’t believe no one has talked about the obvious shade to Reese Witherspoon!!! Am I the only one who feels like the way that she described that how she behaves while intoxicated was a direct jab at the Reese Witherspoon video?

    • Jenn says:

      Ahahahaha!! I didn’t see it that way at all; I think “do you know who I am” is a general stereotype of entitled celebrity behavior. It’s *unfortunate* that RW lived up to that stereotype, but I highly doubt KB was specifically thinking of her while recounting her own bizarre behavior on meds. (But maybe!!!! lol)

  15. L4frimaire says:

    My knees constantly remind me of my age, but luckily the back is good. My husband has had his back go out a few times and it is so painful and miserable. Bekinsale looks amazing, even with a bit of a trout pout. Battling vampires has made her incredibly fit but takes a toll on the body.

  16. coolspray says:

    Didn’t see it before, but she looks like Millie Bobby Brown may look as an adult (let’s hope she doesn’t mess with her face as much though).

  17. Jaded says:

    I just turned 69 and have had SI joint/hip issues for years. Been to chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, nothing worked. I finally got a cortisone shot in my bad hip and started going for deep tissue massages and the difference is amazing. I highly recommend it. As for Kate, she’s very funny but jeez the thirst and performative “I’m too sexy for my shirt” stuff is so cheezy.

  18. remarks says:

    She’s very pretty but very extra at the same time. It’s jarring, because objectively I know she’s quite beautiful, but there’s also something I find off-putting about her as well. It’s so confusing…

  19. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I thought that top pic was Teigen.

  20. Dara says:

    I jacked up my back by stepping on a small pebble. Worst pain ever. Even worse was going to the drug store and finding all the back relief items were on the very bottom shelf. I nearly cried just standing there. An elderly lady that was probably twice my age had to help me reach the stuff.

  21. The Recluse says:

    I remember a Safety on the Job seminar way back in the early 90’s that I had to attend and we were told that you could throw out your back just bending over to pick up a pencil! I took that bit of news seriously.

  22. Ange says:

    I did something similar except I was only in my 20s and I’d bent over slightly to give my cat that was sitting on my bed a pat on the head. Thankfully I sort of landed on my bed and had my phone on the bedside table so I could call an ambulance, they too had to roll me onto a stretcher. Took me a full year to recover with some sort of physio and hydrotherapy 3 times a week. I don’t recommend it.