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Taking Pains

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Forget about being part of a cast. Your average celebrity is now wearing a cast. Maybe it’s their do-your-own-stunts machismo, maybe it’s their fun-in-the-sun gusto, but Hollywood types have suffered more bodily injuries of late than a Roller Derby league. Having trouble keeping them all straight? We’re here to help.

ROSIE O’DONNELL
Sliced finger while cutting off a fishing-pole price tag, August.

RALPH FIENNES
Cut hand with sword on London stage during performance of Richard II, July 18.

RUSSELL CROWE
Wrenched shoulder while training to be a circus performer for film Flora Plum, Sept. 5.

MIKE D (Beastie Boys)
Dislocated shoulder during bicycle accident, July 23.

LIAM NEESON
Fractured pelvis in motorcycle spill, July 11.

DAVID JAMES ELLIOTT (JAG)
Aggravated back injury after visit to chiropractor, Sept. 28.

JAMES HETFIELD (Metallica)
Injured back while jet-skiing, July 6.

ANN-MARGRET
Broke three ribs in motorcycle spill, Aug. 19.

PETER GALLAGHER
Broke ribs in horse-riding accident, September.

BRITT EKLAND
Broke right ankle and wrist after slipping on a piece of melon at heavy metal awards show in London, Aug. 29.

COURTNEY LOVE
Sprained ankle training for film John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars, July 17.

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