Ruby Rose Injury Leads to Emergency Spinal Surgery for Batwoman Star

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BY September 29, 2019

Most of the attention paid to CW’s upcoming Batwoman series focuses on its place in the larger Arrowverse. Yet, while we focused on that, star of the series Ruby Rose suffered an injury and had to get emergency spinal surgery. And the injury happened because Ruby Rose is trying to be the best Kathy Kane she can be. In a post on Instagram, which you can see at the bottom of this post, Rose described her injury with few details about how it happened. “I…herniated two discs doing stunts,” she wrote on Instagram, “and they were close to severing my spinal cord.” She describes being in chronic pain but also being unable to feel her arms.

This is not the first time Ruby Rose underwent spinal surgery to deal with an injury. In January of 2018, according to People, the star found herself confined to a wheelchair during her convalescence after her last surgery. She shared this news on Twitter, before she deleted her account in a deluge of Batwoman fan-hate from trolls trying to create backlash for the Batwoman trailer. Rose apparently suffered from a “spine issue” that plagued her for years. Her physical therapy at the time required her to stay active, meaning she’d be seen with a cane and in her chair in public. Also, in the photo she shared with this earlier message, she wore a shirt that read “Strong Female Lead.”

Ruby Rose Stunt Injury and Spinal Surgery Is Something of a Bat-Tradition

Ruby Rose Injury Spinal Surgery Knightfall Bane Batman Back broken Image via DC Comics

In the Instagram post Ruby Rose shared about her injury and spinal surgery, she thanked Dr. Bray who can be seen in the video below. The actor shared appreciation for “everything you did and for allowing me to keep working and doing what I love. I am forever in your debt.”

She also remarked that she let the surgery be filmed out of curiosity. She also joked it was because of that Grey’s Anatomy episode where doctors accidentally left a towel in a patient. Still, Rose is so dedicated to her new role that she risked paralysis to deliver the kind of intense action that true Bat-fans want to see. And, as any Batman fan knows, spinal trouble is part of the territory.

Bruce Wayne’s back ended up broken at the hands of Bane. This happened in both Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises and the Knightfall comic arc that inspired it. In those stories, thanks to the magic of fiction, Bruce Wayne overcame his injury to don the batsuit again. Well, Ruby Rose’s injury and spinal surgery are not the stuff of fiction. She really did risk her mobility in the pursuit of Bat-justice, and she actually will recover to don the suit again. Despite all of the attention paid to fans who want to make Batwoman  a negative thing, there are plenty of us out here excited for the series. Now, we are also grateful that Rose is okay and able to keep kicking ass in a “perfect” Bat-costume.

Warning: This video contains images of the actual surgery and may be too graphic for some.

She’s no longer on Twitter. But you can send your well-wishes to Ruby Rose after her injury and spinal surgery on Instagram. Meanwhile, tell us in the comments below what you want to see from the Batwoman series. You can watch it Sunday, October 6th, at 9 p.m. on the CW. Encore airings of the Batwoman series premiere on the following Monday and Tuesday.

Featured image via CW.

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Joshua M. Patton is a father, veteran, and writer living in Pittsburgh, PA. The first books he read on his own were comics, and he's loved the medium ever since. He is the greatest star-pilot in the galaxy, a cunning warrior, and a good friend. His book "What I Learned: Stories, Essays, and More" is available in print from Amazon and from all electronic booksellers.

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