While guest staring on Law and Order, Rosie was shaken so hard in a stunt, it left her severely injured. Recently she underwent surgery to place bone marrow into her neck due to a slipped disc. She serves on the presidents advisory board for HIV, and recently visited President Obama.
When the actress-dancer showed up to a White House event in a wheelchair, she had to explain to a baffled President Obama that she was suffering from a TV stunt gone wrong.
“Don’t you know they have professionals for that?” the president quipped.
Perez quickly explained that she likes to do her own stunts. The president laughed and said,
“Obviously, you’re not that good at it.”