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Melissa Gilbert Injures Her Shin While Playing Baseball with Family Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Oyin Balogun
Mar 27, 2020
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Former "Little House on the Prairie" alum Melissa Gilbert shared how she sustained injuries on her shin while playing baseball with her family during this self-isolation period.

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With the coronavirus pandemic on the rise, people have taken to the advice of the authorities to self-isolate and maintain social distancing. Following this, most individuals have been cooped up indoors with their families.

Since it is not entirely fun to stay all day indoors without engaging others, people have devised means by which they can have some fun with their family members.

Melissa Gilbert on November 17, 2017 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Melissa Gilbert on November 17, 2017 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

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From playing board games, to challenges and playing outdoor games, there is no limit to what people are doing to have fun.

Melissa Gilbert, who was famous for her role on "Little House on the Prairie," has also taken one of these measures to keep the family bond together, but it seems things got a little out of hand.

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SHIN INJURY

Taking to her Instagram page, Melissa shared an image of her badly bruised leg. She explained that she got the injury while playing baseball with her family. The leg which looked bruised had quite the bruise mark. She further explained saying:

"It was so beautiful out on Saturday, and we decided to have a catch. This is what happens when you catch a ground ball with your shin and not your glove."

Actress Melissa Gilbert attends the premiere of "Born To Be Wild 3D" at California Science Center on April 3, 2011  | Photo: Getty Images

Actress Melissa Gilbert attends the premiere of "Born To Be Wild 3D" at California Science Center on April 3, 2011 | Photo: Getty Images

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Lovers of Melissa soon took to the comments section to send their love to the actress by offering their pieces of advice. Some wished her a quick recovery from the injury, while some people urged her to check it out to prevent any form of a blood clot that might lead to complications.

Melissa is not new to having injuries. In fact, the mother of two biological children and three adopted ones has had quite the visit to the hospital because of the various injuries she has sustained in the past.

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MELISSA'S FAMILY AND MARRIAGE

Growing up in front of the camera made Melissa's life more open to the public than she would have preferred. Born to a newlywed couple, she was put off for adoption because the couple could not take on the burden of a baby at the time.

She was then adopted by actor and comedian Paul Gilbert and his wife, Barbara Crane. With her family, she got a chance to understand the working of the entertainment industry as her father and mother were entertainers.

Spending most of her formative years on the set of one movie to the other, Melissa fell in love with fellow actor Rob Lowe, but things did not progress, and the two soon broke up.

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Following their separation, Melissa started a relationship with Bo Brinkham, and the two got married after seven weeks of courting. Her marriage to Bo ended although they had a son named Dakota Paul.

Melissa found love again in the arms of Bruce Boxleitner. The two had an on and off relationship that often ended with Bruce breaking up with her.

However, they got married after a while and had a child, Michael. Melissa also adopted Bruce's three children. The marriage culminated in divorce, and Melissa soon met her third husband.

Melissa Gilbert and Screen Actors Guild President and husband Bruce Boxleitner at the Shrine Auditorium on February 22, 2004 | Photo: Getty Images

Melissa Gilbert and Screen Actors Guild President and husband Bruce Boxleitner at the Shrine Auditorium on February 22, 2004 | Photo: Getty Images

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Melissa's husband Timothy Busfield had been married twice before, but the man who finally won Melissa's heart says that he couldn't believe he snagged her despite having "no chin."

The two got married in 2013 and have been together ever since. Speaking of her relationship with Timothy Busfield, she expressed that her husband has helped her be herself, embracing her looks and body.

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CATALOG OF INJURIES

Melissa has often been open about her body and her injuries. There was a time she had to have a disc replaced in her spine because she had broken her neck, and she was not aware. She only felt pain, not realizing the injury was more than just neck pain.

Also, while dancing on "Dancing With the Stars," Melissa had whiplash and concussion that resulted from her fall while performing on stage.

These injuries were some of the reasons she could not continue in her race for a congressional seat in Michigan back in 2016, the pains and injuries over the years has taken its toll on her body.

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LIFE AFTER THE PRAIRIE

Yes, she might have started as Half Pint on the sitcom "Little House on the Prairie," but over the years, she has gone on to do incredibly well for herself.

Although she expressed that her time on theshow helped develop who she is, she is now finding herself doing other things that interest her.

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With a stint in Broadway and musicals, Melissa also became the president of the Screen Actors Guild, a position she held for four years.

Asides from having a bustling career and work-life, Melissa also struggled with her looks after she left the show. From getting breast implants to having cosmetic surgery done, the former child star revealed that she was scared of aging.

However, all that is in the past now as she has revealed that henceforth, she wants to embrace her true self and stay away from botox, fillers, and the likes. To prove this, she even had her breast implants removed.

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