“Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik says she’s OK following her car accident last week, but she also revealed that the injury she sustained to her right hand has left her “very impaired.”
“I had a horrible accident,” Bialik wrote on her blog here. “I will be okay. I have all my fingers but a very impaired right hand. It was very bloody and scary but I am ok.”
Bialik, 36 — who became a TV star as the teen star of “Blossom” in the 1990s — is having a roller-coaster summer.
Last month, she was nominated for an Emmy Award — her first-ever nomination — for “The Big Bang Theory,” in which she plays Amy Farrah Fowler, love interest for Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons). And now, just last week, she had this car accident in L.A.
In her blog, she provided no details about how the accident came about. Instead, she wrote about its immediate aftermath.
“A man named Tim and another man whose name I don’t know saved me from losing a lot of blood and helped me talk to my husband at the scene,” she wrote (noting that she typed this blog post solely with her left hand). “I am grateful to them.
“I am a deeply religious person who used prayer and deep breathing to keep me going all the way from the accident to the ER to surgery 6 hours later,” wrote Bialik, who is Jewish. “No medication until surgery.”
Bialik did provide a few details about her injury. “I didn’t tear any artery, nerve, or tendons. It could have been so much worse,” she wrote. “I will have a long recovery and my assistant Brandon will help type my blogs for now. He won’t write them, I’ll dictate.”
And she doesn’t plan on taking any breaks from “The Big Bang Theory,” which is now filming new episodes for the fall season, the show’s sixth.
“I will be continuing on ‘The Big Bang Theory’ with no weeks off,” she said. “They are so good to me and I love my job and the support I get from my buddies on the cast and our loving staff and crew.”
For some reason, she threw in a jibe at journalists, accusing them of “hiding” in her driveway. (We’re not sure how one “hides” in a driveway, but we’ll try and look into that.) “I implore you to not trust gossip media,” wrote Mayim. “And don’t support publications who use photos from photographers hiding in my driveway. That’s just not cool.”
“And please drive safely,” she concluded.