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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