A month shy of her 60th birthday, Minnesota-born actress Jessica Lange reportedly took a tumble at her cabin near the town where she was born and suffered a host of injuries.
According to the gossip website tmz.com, Lange grabbed for a railing that was not secure and fell, breaking her shoulder and collarbone and dislocating her arm. She also suffered cuts and needed stitches at a nearby hospital, the website said. TMZ did not report when the fall occurred.
In recent months, she and longtime mate Sam Shepard sold their home in Stillwater.
A representative for Lange told People magazine, "She will be completely fine and expects to be released from the hospital imminently."
In a 2004 interview with AARP magazine, Lange said of her cabin, south of Cloquet: ""There is no place I'd rather be. The cabin is in the deep woods, on a hill overlooking a small lake.
"There is no sound except nature, which can be amazingly loud when you really listen. We can hear coyote, timber wolves, bear. I get up at 6:30 a.m., take my coffee, and sit on the dock and watch the hawks, eagles, loons, and blue heron."
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