Ronda Rousey Nearly Lost Her Finger In a Freak Accident
While filming the Fox show 9-1-1, a boat door crushed Rousey's finger.
If you're worked up about something insignificant RN, reading Ronda Rousey's latest Instagram post will certainly put things in perspective. Rousey shared that her finger nearly fell off because of a freak accident that happened while she was shooting 9-1-1 on Fox. (Related: 5 Things Ronda Rousey Taught Us About What It *Really* Means to Be Perfect)
Her part on 9-1-1, a drama about first responders in Los Angeles, entailed opening a boat door and saying some lines. While she was filming, the boat door came down on her finger, she explained in a YouTube video. "I guess I was too short to push the boat door all the way to the top, so I kind of give it like a little bit of an oomph at the top, like a push," she recounted. "And it either stalled at the top and came down or it bounced back and came down, but it was staying up enough for me to turn my back on it and step out, and the boat door slammed down."
Instead of screaming bloody murder, Rousey actually finished the scene, reciting her remaining lines and throwing things off the boat. From the looks of her Instagram post, Rousey's finger was essentially hanging on by a thread. But in the moment, she thought she had just bruised her nail, she explained in her video. (Related: Ronda Rousey's Naturally Beautiful Bridal Look Has Been Revealed)
Once the scene cut, Rousey realized what happened to her hand. "I had to tell the director," the pro wrestler recalled in her video. "I remember turning toward him and being like, 'You guys aren't going to like this, but my finger is no longer attached to my finger.' And they're like 'What?' And yeah, I looked down and my finger was barely hanging on. My bone was visible and everything." (Related: Ronda Rousey Gets Really Real About Photoshop On Instagram)
She was rushed to the hospital, where surgeons used a bolt and screws to hold her tendon and bone together. Rousey returned to shooting the following day, and now she's nursing her injury with Tylenol and ice, she said in the video.
In hindsight, Rousey feels like her initial non-reaction to her injury was a result of a show-must-go-on mentality that's ingrained in her from wrestling. Watch the video below for her full (nonchalant) update on everything that went down: