'I couldn't feel my arms': Ruby Rose reveals major health scare

Penny Burfitt
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Ruby Rose may be playing Batwoman, but a health scare left her worried she would never walk. Photo: Getty Images

Aussie TV personality and actress Ruby Rose has opened up about a health scare, sharing an intimate video to Instagram.

The star shared the post on Friday to update fans and to reveal the harrowing journey behind her a noticeable new star spotted by eagle-eyed fans on the actor’s neck.

It turns out the 30-year-old had to undergo invasive surgery on her back, after performing stunts as Batwoman for DC’s new series left her with a severe injury that could have permanently paralysed her.

Ruby Rose revealed her horrifying health battle and surgery with a video. Photo: Instagram/rubyrose

“To everyone asking about my new Pez dispenser scar on my neck... A couple of months ago I was told I needed emergency surgery or I was risking becoming paralysed,” she captioned a video fo the procedure.

“I had herniated two discs doing stunts, and they were close to severing my spinal cord,” she continued.

“I was in chronic pain and yet couldn’t feel my arms.”

The video shows the full, confronting extent of the star’s procedure.

Ruby can be seen being escorted shakily by nurses at the end, a far cry from the powerful, strong character she is bringing to screens in a matter of weeks.

According to her caption however, she has come out from the scare on top.

“Thank you Dr Bray for everything you did and for allowing me to keep working and doing what I love.”

The procedure took place a few months ago, leaving the star ready to get behind the series debut on October 6th.

It’s not Ruby’s first turn on the silver screen, the actress hit the international spotlight after scoring a part on Orange Is The New Black in 2015.

Ruby got her start at home hosting for MTV Australia.

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