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Injury keeps Rosie Perez out of NY play

September 30, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Rosie Perez is recovering from a bone marrow procedure and neck surgery and has had to drop out of a historical play.The Oscar-nominated actress will miss out on John Guare's new play "A Free Man of Color," which premieres at Lincoln Center on Nov. 18.

Her doctor was afraid the workload would land her back in the hospital. The actress says that she "is on the mend."

Perez, who appeared in "Do The Right Thing" and "Fearless" hurt her neck while filming an episode of "Law & Order: SVU" in 2009.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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