‘True Blood’ Co-star Suffers Concussion While Filming

by | July 3, 2013 at 9:34 AM | True Blood, TV News

"True Blood's" Anna Camp (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

True Blood” co-star Anna Camp (“Pitch Perfect“) suffered a concussion after a stunt went wrong while filming the current sixth season of the HBO vampire drama.

Camp, who plays love-to-hate holy roller Sarah Newlin on the show, fell to the ground and hit her head during a chase sequence.

She was taken to the emergency room as a precaution and later released.

In an interview promoting her return to “True Blood” (her first appearance was in this Sunday’s episode) — in a much more prominent storyline this season as Sarah Newlin’s crusade against vampires hits full throttle — Camp explained how the on-set injury occurred.

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“Toward the end of the season, Sarah finds herself in a very physical situation, a very confrontational situation, and I was doing a bit of my own stunt work,” Camp told New York Magazine. “I was fortunate to have a great, great stuntwoman with me, but during one of the takes, I rolled, I was on the ground, and I hit my head. I was in the middle of a chase sequence, and I had to continue the take and keep going, and I wasn’t going to tell anyone that I hit my head, but about 15 minutes later, I started getting very nauseous and dizzy.”

A trip to the hospital followed.

“So we went to the emergency room as just a precaution – but in my whole wardrobe and giant hair, which was exciting!,” she added. “Everyone looked at me like I was crazy. It turns out that I had a minor concussion, but I’m totally OK! I just had to relearn how to tie my shoes. Just kidding!”

“True Blood” airs Sundays at 9/8c on HBO.

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