Actress Mayim Bialik will return to work after almost losing her finger in a car accident on Wednesday.
The 36-year-old "Blossom" star was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Wednesday after her car was struck at the intersection of Hollywood Blvd. and La Brea, in Los Angeles. TMZ reported that Bialik was at risk of losing one of her fingers after the accident, and that there was "tons and tons of blood everywhere."
A source for TMZ said, "her finger was almost completely severed ... it was just hanging there."
The accident took place before noon on Wednesday when Bialik's white Volvo, which was driving south, narrowly avoided a head-on collision with a northbound vehicle that was attempting to make a left turn. The other passengers, 3 tourists from Chile, suffered only minor injuries and left the scene on their own.
Los Angeles police spokesman, Richard French, confirmed that Bialik's left thumb was cut severely.
The actress, who currently plays "Amy Farrah Fowler" on the CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory," updated her Twitter after the accident to assure fans that she was safe and recovering, although she still had not regained complete use of her fingers.
"(Husband typing) In pain but will keep all my fingers," tweeted Bialik. Bialik also took the opportunity to tell fans that she was "grateful to be alive" and that the dangerous encounter had taught her that she needs to "learn to have faith."
Soon after, a representative for Bialik released a statement saying, "A representative close to her spoke with her and she is doing fine and will be returning to work tomorrow." The statement also added that Bialik "thanks everyone for their concern."
Bialik seemed to be more than capable of show fans that she was keeping her sense of humor about the situation, tweeting to her followers, "If u wanna See pre accident me watch The Soup tonight lol."