Nicole Kidman has suffered a broken ankle while self-isolating at home in Nashville during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fans first spotted the injury after she wore a boot to husband Keith Urban's benefit concert for frontline workers at a drive-in theater on Friday.
Keith later revealed that Nicole was exercising when the accident happened; she stumbled into an unseen pothole during a jog, causing a minor fracture while rolling her ankle.
Even though she's been self-isolating at home in Nashville during the COVID-19 pandemic, Nicole Kidman sustained a painful injury after breaking her ankle — she didn't let it stop her from supporting husband Keith Urban and frontline workers, though. While he played a surprise benefit concert for medical workers from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Tennessee last week, the 52-year-old actress was spotted on the grounds of the Stardust Drive-In with a medical brace on her right foot. While Nicole shared photos and videos on Instagram honoring her husband's tribute to healthcare heroes, she cropped her feet out of the photo; it wasn't until another snapshot from the event was posted elsewhere that fans began to wonder why Nicole was sporting the boot.
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"She broke her ankle, but she's a trooper," Urban told Entertainment Tonight after the photo was shared on Instagram. "There she was last night among all of the folks, hobbling around on her boot with her mask on."
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After Keith shared a video recap of his pop-up performance on Instagram, where more than 200 hospital employees gathered in their cars to jam out, a few fans asked him what had happened to Nicole. One user quipped, "Nicole, did you hurt your foot dancing to the music? Heal quickly," while another commented, "Hope you are not in pain. Get well Nicole."
After fans began sending messages of support to the actress, Keith took the time to share an update and explained exactly how the injury happened while appearing on the Australian program The Project. "She broke her ankle so there’s not been a whole lot of dancing in the house," Keith shared. "About five weeks ago, she was running around the neighborhood as she does and just didn’t see a pothole and rolled her ankle and got a small break in her ankle."
Nicole is already well on her way to recovering and is keeping positive through the experience while continuing to quarantine at home. "She's been relegated to the boot for the last handful of weeks and is still getting through it," Keith said. "But her spirits have been amazing, I've [got to] say. She's been handling it way better than I would've." Many fans have since left comments on both Nicole and Keith's Instagram accounts to wish the actress a speedy recovery, with messages of support, like the one posted by this Twitter user below.
Oh gosh I just saw that Nicole Kidman is in that boot because she broke her ankle. @KeithUrban you’re going to be babying your wife for the next month, but again she is your ‘Baby Girl’ ❤️
— Deb Meissner ♥️☮♥️ (@dgm2) May 15, 2020
We're not sure if Keith plans to host more free concerts for healthcare workers in Tennessee or beyond, but we'd bet that Nicole will continue to support him and those heroes if he does — boot be damned.
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