Mariska Hargitay suffers partially collapsed lung

Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:48pm EST
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Law & Order" star Mariska Hargitay has suffered a partially collapsed lung, her representative said on Monday.

But Hargitay will appear in all remaining episodes of her show, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" on U.S. network NBC, her representative, Gary Mantoosh, said in a statement.

Mantoosh declined to say how Hargitay, 44, suffered the partially collapsed lung.

Hargitay, who plays a detective on the show, was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best actress in a television drama, but she lost out on Sunday to Anna Paquin in the HBO show "True Blood."

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

<p>Actress Mariska Hargitay, star of the drama series "Law &amp; Order: Special Victims Unit", poses as she arrives at 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 21, 2008. REUTERS/ Mario Anzuoni</p>