Tuesday 18 December 2018

Broadchurch star Sarah Parish hospitalised after snowboarding accident

Amanda Holden said she will send the actress a bottle of gin as a get-well present.

Sarah Parish
Sarah Parish

By Lucy Mapstone, Press Association Deputy Entertainment Editor

Actress Sarah Parish has been hospitalised and will undergo surgery after injuring her leg while attempting to snowboard on a “cheap plastic” sledge.

The Broadchurch and Bancroft star, 49, posted a picture on Instagram of her leg in a cast on a hospital bed.

She also shared a picture and a video of herself being tended to by paramedics while lying in the snow.

“Day 2 in Winchester Hospital. Looks like I’ll be operated on today,” she told fans.

“They’re putting a bloody great big pin right through my shin!! No sleep last night, was on enough Morphine to knock the Navy out but still in pain.

“Note to self: cheap plastic sledges are for sitting in and gently trundling down primary slopes NOT a substitute for a stand up snowboard.”

On Friday, Parish had shared a video of herself sledging down a hill in her Hampshire garden in the snow.

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Snow day!!!! #sledging #EastLane #Hampshire

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Among the well-wishers was Amanda Holden, who commented: “Darling I just cannot believe this.”

The Britain’s Got Talent star added: “Gin on its way.”

Paris, who is also known for roles in W1A, Doctor Who and Mistresses, was recently revealed to be returning for a second series of ITV drama Bancroft, in which she plays respected yet ruthless police officer DCI Elizabeth Bancroft.

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