Uma Thurman Suffers Injuries After Riding Accident
Posted On Jun 25, 2016
Uma Thurman is recovering after breaking several bones during a serious horse-riding accident. The actress’s rep confirmed her injuries to the New York Post, saying, “Uma was in an equestrian accident. She was training on a young thoroughbred who got spooked. She was thrown and broke a few bones.”
Sources confirmed to Page Six that Uma was spotted being helped by her three children, Maya, 17, Levon Roan, 13, and Luna, 3, while walking into the La Plage restaurant in St. Barts. Witnesses noted that she was “walking gingerly,” adding, “it looked like she had hip surgery.”
The 46-year-old actress is next set to appear alongside Alice Eve and Sofia Vergara in the upcoming comedy The Brits Are Coming. According to Uma’s IMDB page, the Kill Bill star is also signed on to two other projects, The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir and The Bay of Silence, both of which are in pre-production. It is not immediately known whether production of either film will be postponed while Uma recuperates from the mishap.
Uma is not the first celebrity to make headlines after sustaining injuries from a serious horse-riding accident. In 1995, Superman star Christopher Reeve was paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse while participating in a three-day cross-country equestrian event.
Thankfully, Uma appears to be on the mend. It’s important to keep in mind that horseback riding can be a dangerous sport and the following safety precautions should be observed before any equestrian outing,
- Always wear a helmet. Head injuries are the major cause of riding-related fatalities and riders of any experience level can be affected.
- Ride a horse that is suitable for your skill level.
- Learn how to fall properly so you roll away from the horse.
- Know how to perform an emergency dismount.
- Pay attention to the demeanor of your horse. Safely dismount if you notice that your horse has become agitated and maintain a safe distance while assessing the situation.