Mariska Hargitay suffers a collapsed lung
Another NBC star has physical ailments, as Law & Order: SVU actress Mariska Hargitay has suffered a partially collapsed lung and wound up in the hospital, according to People. But like Howie, she shouldn't miss any work.
"Mariska Hargitay has been sidelined with a pneumothorax (a partially collapsed lung),"a rep says. She "will appear in all episodes for the rest of the season of Law & Order: SVU."
The 44-year-old first suffered the injury over Christmas, TMZ adds, which may have something to do with this apparent recurrence. The site says she was sledding in the Hamptons by New Years, but it's unknown if that led to more lung problems. Stabler will be glad to hear she's okay, though.