Batwoman star Ruby Rose says she had to go undergo emergency surgery. Rose was first seen as the character during the Arrowverse crossover event Elseworlds and she gave DC fans something to get excited about. A standalone show was quickly green lit and Rose has been busy shooting it, which involves doing some of her own stunt work. In addition to her own show, the actress is also taking part in the epic five-hour Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline.
While completing some of her Batwoman stunt work (along with years of other stunts), Ruby Rose ended up injuring herself over time. However, she was unaware of what she was doing to her body until she couldn't feel her arms. As a result, she had to undergo emergency surgery and she decided to have it filmed. She had this to say about it.
"To everyone asking about my new Pez dispenser scar on my neck... A couple of months ago I was told I needed an emergency surgery or I was risking becoming paralyzed... I had herniated two discs doing stunts, and they were close to severing my spinal cord. I was in chronic pain and yet couldn't feel my arms... Thank you Dr Bray for everything you did and for allowing me to keep working and doing what I love. I am forever in your debt. And to anyone asking why I let them video it... Did you not watch that Greys Anatomy episode where they left a towel in a patient?? Also I wanted to see what happens when we go under."
The video Ruby Rose posted is pretty graphic, so consider yourself warned. The video is a little over three minutes-long and shows the whole process of going under and then into the operation and even the stitching process. It seems like it was good that the actress caught it early and had it taken care of. Otherwise, she might not be The CW's Batwoman anymore.
As for when these herniated discs became a problem, that is unclear. Ruby Rose broke out in Orange is the New Black, but she has had roles in the John Wick franchise and was in last summer's The Meg too. Most of her performances have been filled with action, so it could have happened at any time and gotten worse with each stunt performed while not knowing about her herniated discs.
After years of waiting, The CW's Batwoman is all set to premiere on October 6th, which is just around the corner. There is a lot to be excited about, especially the show's choice of villains, which will include an origin story for fan-favorite Hush. There was a lot of backlash when Ruby Rose was chosen to take on the role, but that seems to have dissipated at this point in time. While we wait for Batwoman to premiere, you can check out Ruby Rose's Instagram surgery video below.