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Shaku Yumiko breaks bone in her left foot during filming

January 7, 2013 @ 6:13 pm
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It was revealed on January 6 that actress Shaku Yumiko (34) broke a bone while filming for a program at a ski area in Niigata on the 5th.  She will require treatment for 2 months.

According to her agency, around 1 PM on January 5, while filming NHK’s “Shutoken Special ‘Yukiyama e Go! 2013 Tatsujin to Tanoshimu Fuyu no Meihou’,” Shaku took on the challenge of back country skiing for the first time and fell, during which she injured her leg.  On January 6, she visited a hospital in Tokyo where she was diagnosed with a broken left lateral malleolus and was informed that she would require 2 months of treatment.  She may also have an injury to her left anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

As her left leg is in a cast, she will use crutches when walking.  Her agency explained that, “She has personally decided that she will continue to work as much as possible.”  Shaku spoke up about her situation and stated, “I do not want to be a bother.  Even if I need to take painkillers, I want to keep working,” and demonstrated her professionalism.

She also apologized to the people affected by her injury on her most recent blog post with, “I did not know how to handle deep snow and I tried too hard during filming, which resulted in the accident.  I take full responsibility for this [unfortunate occurrence.]”  She continued with, “I will work hard to recover from my injury even if it means that I can only recover one day earlier.”

Source & Image: Sanspo

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