Soap star undergoes surgery after riding accident
Soap actress Katherine Lang spent Mother’s Day in hospital after a bad fall during a horseback riding excursion.
The ‘Bold and Beautiful’ star revealed she was off on a 40-mile horseback ride in Malibu on Saturday when she got off her horse, tripped over a rock and twisted her ankle.
“At about 16 miles I got off my horse down a steep, very rocky trail to give it a break,” she wrote in a lengthy Instagram caption alongside photos and videos of the adventure. “At the bottom of the trail I tripped over a rock and my left foot took the pounding. My ankle and foot dislocated to the left at a 90 degree angle to my leg.
“I put it back in place. It was so disgusting but I had to do it.
With the help of her friends and a passing driver who called 911, Lang, 60, was taken to hospital and told she had broken three bones in her ankle.
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“I had surgery late at night and now have rods, pins and screws in my ankle,” she wrote. “No weight on my foot for 6 weeks.”
The actress, who debuted as Brooke Logan on the long-running soap opera in 1987, was optimistic she would be back on the job soon.
“I will still go to work later this week and try to heal quickly so I can do all the things I love to do,” the mother-of-three said. “I’m still in the hospital today trying to put a smile on my face. I’m not a happy camper when things slow me down like this.
“And there is always a lesson to learn. I don’t know what this lesson is yet, but I’ll have time to think🤷♀️ #staypositive”