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Rosie Perez In A Wheelchair & Neck Brace (PHOTO)

First Posted: 07/14/10 10:17 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:05 PM ET

UPDATE:
Rosie was injured filming a scene for 'Law and Order: SVU.' An extra had to physically shake her as part of a stunt, and she felt a pain in her neck following filming.

Her injury ended up being a slipped disc and a bulging disc.


After an excruciating year long search for a solution other than surgery, Perez finally gave in. She was forced to endure a painful bone marrow procedure and then a neck surgery that has left the beautiful actress with large scars on her neck and hip.

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What happened to Rosie?

Rosie Perez was at the White House on Tuesday in a wheelchair and neck brace. She arrived to see President Barack Obama speak on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

Despite her situation, she had a big smile on her face.

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Filed by Katherine Thomson  |