Millie Bobby Brown splits kneecap, will miss MTV Movie & TV Awards
Don’t expect any Eleven sightings at Monday’s MTV Movie & TV Awards.
Millie Bobby Brown, who stars as the Eggo-loving heroine on Netflix’s Stranger Things, revealed to fans on Instagram Friday that she’s split her kneecap, marking her first-ever broken bone. As a result, the 14-year-old actress is at home resting up and won’t be attending the awards ceremony.
The breakout series is nominated for a total of seven awards this year, including one for Brown’s performance and another for Best Kiss (shared between her and co-star Finn Wolfhard). Luckily, the rest of the Stranger Things crew — Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Sadie Sink (Max), and Noah Schnapp (Will) — will be on hand to accept any awards on the show’s behalf.
“I hope Gaten and Caleb, Finn, Sadie, and Noah have the best time and I love them so dearly,” said Brown in the video. “I wish you guys the best and I’m sending my luck with you, and I’ll be there in spirit.”
Brown won the Best Actor in a Show trophy at last year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards, meaning she could be a back-to-back winner if she triumphs in her category this year.
News of her injury comes days after Brown quit Twitter after being made the subject of a variety of homophobic memes. Sometimes posted along with the hashtag #TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown, they falsely attributed hateful LGBTQ comments and quotes to her, leading the actress to delete her account. Brown does have a second verified Twitter account, @Milliestopshate. Though it hasn’t seen activity since December 2017, her social media bio reads: “I want this account to share love and positivity. Let’s stop bullying.”