LAW + ORDER: SVU star Mariska Hargitay is battling back from a collapsed lung and will return to work on the show next week (begs 19Jan09).
The actress injured herself during a sledge-riding accident, but is on the road to recovery, her co-star Richard Belzer reveals.
Belzer, who plays Detective John Munch in the cop show, says, "She's doing great. She's absolutely OK. If you believe in it say a prayer for her. If you don't send her appealing thoughts. She had a little accident sledding. But she's ok and she'll be back to work next week."
Hargitay's injury forced her to miss the Golden Globe awards on Sunday (11Jan09) where she was nominated for a Best Actress in a Television Drama.