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'Xena' Star Injured In Horse Accident

Variety Magazine

11 October 1996

By Jenny Hontz

HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - "Xena: Warrior Princess" star Lucy Lawless fractured her pelvis this week after falling from a
horse while practising a skit for "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."

The actress is in stable condition, and production of the hit show will be only minimally affected, a spokesman said.

The series is on hiatus with 10 episodes in the can that will last beyond the November sweeps period. "She's going to be
fine," he said. "It may just take a couple of shows for her to get back into it."

Meanwhile both "Xena" and syndicated stablemate "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" have been upgraded in several
large and midsize markets. The shows have frequently been among the highest-rated weekly action hours on TV, and both premiered to strong metered-market numbers last weekend.

"Xena" is getting better slots in Houston, St. Louis and New Orleans, while "Hercules" is being upgraded in St. Louis.