Gillian Wright of EastEnders was rushed to the hospital after suffering a serious injury.
The actress, best known for her role as Jean Slater on the BBC One soap, suffered a broken wrist while rehearsing for Snow White.
The TV star, who was scheduled to appear in a Christmas pantomime in Chatham, was forced to seek medical attention in a hospital.
Gillian, 62, revealed that she had to have surgery and will be unable to perform in the upcoming shows.
Sharing a photo of her arm in a sling, she told fans: “Rehearsing a wonderful Wicked Queen in this lovely script, with these lovely people at Central Theatre in Chatham..Took a little fall in dance …broke my wrist.
“Carried on with marvellous support from cast & crew & theatre, sporting a plaster cast, glittery sling & with the help of painkillers got through & did the Opening Night!”
She continued: “Surgery following day & suddenly my wrist has a metal plate & pins in it & I’ve strict instructions for the plate to settle and that’s me out of the show. Gutted.
“Can’t believe the enormous repercussions of a little fall.
“So much left to find with the Queen, lovely numbers & routines & rhyming couplet banter! So a bit…
“But! The marvellous Samantha Hughes has stepped in & taken on the role with exquisite grandeur & cheekiness & aplomb! Thank you Samantha for being so brilliant!
“Thank you cast mates for being so supportive! Will miss the adventure with you all!
“Thank you to Derwent Valley Hospital for their care & surgery & amazing recovery team!
“Thank you to the knit & chat group who donated blankets as the hospital heating went down & we got to take the blankets home!
“Thank you to @costacoffee girls in Chatham for the beautiful birthday cake & chocolates!”
Gilian was a drama teacher and theatre director before landing a role as Stacey Slater’s mother in EastEnders, where she was originally only cast for one episode.
Her character, however, proved so popular that she returned for more episodes a year later, eventually becoming a recurring fixture of Albert Square in 2007.
Jean has been involved in some heartbreaking storylines, including her battle with bipolar disorder and the diagnosis of her daughter Stacey.