Fans wondering what happened to Brooke’s leg on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL should know that Katherine Kelly Lang‘s injury is very real! The actress broke her ankle in real life, so the soap had no choice but to write it into Brooke’s storyline because she can’t walk on it right now!
On screen, Brooke explained to Ridge that she’d tripped going up the stairs when the power went out in the house and she couldn’t see properly. The next time we saw Brooke, she was laying on the couch with a large boot on her left foot keeping it immobile while it heals. It’s awkward, but it means that Brooke can continue to appear on screen, even if she’s not going to be particularly mobile for a while.
In reality, Lang was out on a horse ride with friends on May 7 which didn’t end well when she was leading her horse down a steep and rocky path and took a tumble. “At the bottom of the trail, I tripped on a rock and my left foot took the pounding,” she revealed at the time. “My ankle and foot dislocated off to the left at a 90-degree angle to my leg.”
After being rushed to the hospital, Lang found she’d broken three bones in her ankle and underwent surgery that night. Although told she couldn’t put any weight on that leg for six weeks, the actress was determined to get back to work and was back on set at B&B taping new scenes… although using a scooter and a wheelchair to get around the studio!
So look for Brooke to be laid up for a few more weeks at least, before the character can be up and around. And knowing how determined Lang is to be back on her feet, it shouldn’t be much longer now!