Scanned in an article from the New Zealand Woman's Weekly 10 February 1997 - Big Bonus for Xena. The article followed up on Lucy after her horrific fall whilst filming a skit for the Jay Leno Show that shattered her pelvis when the horse she was riding lost it's footing on the cement.

XENA STAR TELLS: "My injury made me a megastar"



Kiwi actor Lucy Lawless has scored worldwide publicity as a result of the riding accident - and now she's being mobbed!

Lucy Lawless has discovered every cloud really does have a silver lining. When the star of Xena: Warrior Princess fell off a horse in October, breaking her pelvis in four places, it was the most painful and terrifying experience of her life. Yet, ironically"It was the best thing that ever happened to Xena," says the 28-year-old New Zealander, who had the accident while filming a skit for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

"Falling off that horse really put me on the map," explains Lucy. "Before it happened, there were a lot of people out there who had never heard of me or Xena. "The publicity all over the world about my accident changed all that and now a lot more people are watching the show. So, in a way, it was a blessing in disguise."

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