Injury keeps Rosie Perez out of NY play

NEW YORK 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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