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They were in a great amount of pain.

Netflix star shares video of horror accident before hospital dash-Josie Copson-Entertainment – Metro

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Ruby Barker obtained an injury while bouldering and the moment was caught on camera.

The Bridgerton actress was spending time at a climbing centre, but the hobby had detrimental consequences.

The video began with Ruby, 27, showing off her incredible skills scaling a wall. A common practise when partaking in bouldering at a low height is to do so without a rope or harness but with a crash mat underneath, which is what Ruby chose to do.

Unfortunately, this meant when Ruby lost her grip she fell backwards, twisted in the air and landed on her arm.

The video abruptly cuts off after she screams ‘Argh’ and the person recording asls: ‘You okay?’

Ruby kept fans updated in the hours after the fall. She shared photos of herself in the hospital – in one snap, Ruby is being pulled in a wheelchair, while an ice pack is rested on her arm and in another, the arm is in a sling.

Ruby was part of Bridgerton (Picture: NICK BRIGGS/NETFLIX)

‘Love Gas & Air 🤣 apparently I didn’t want to give it back but have no memory of that lol,’ she wrote.

On Instagram stories, she described the pain as a ‘solid 10 out of 10’ while being driven to the hospital.

As she made her way to Leeds General Infirmary, she spoke about a previous fan message that warned her of potential dangers.

Ruby was bouldering (Picture: Instagram/Ruby Barker)

Ruby was taken to hospital (Picture: Instagram/Ruby Barker)

‘I had a comment from a fan saying “Ruby you could break your neck here you’re not wearing the proper PPE there’s no crash mat”.

‘Well there is a crashmat, this is bouldering you know, you only climb up to about eight feet, it’s about how you fall but the nature of the climb, it propelled me forward so I couldn’t land falling back which is what I should have done.

‘I deleted this fan’s negative comment because I was like “Oh listen to this negative Nelly” and it turns out, she was right!’ she concluded.

Ruby landed in the wrong way (Picture: Instagram/Ruby Barker)

Ruby now has a sling (Picture: Instagram/Ruby Barker)

While Ruby initially thought it was a dislocation, after leaving the hospital on Wednesday night, she wrote: ‘I broke my arm bro but yeah it was awesome.’

Just hours earlier, Ruby had decided to write about a recent mental health diagnosis.

‘Hi, I’m bipolar 🥹 I have a diagnosis now, cause for celebration #bipolar #mentalhealth #notalone #lastsundance,’ she wrote alongside a photo of her sipping a beverage.

Luke Newton played brief love interest Colin Bridgerton (Picture: Netflix)

Marina had a baby (Picture: Liam Daniel/Netflix)

Ruby, who played Marina Thompson in the first series of Bridgerton (2020), previously revealed she felt like she had been ‘really unwell for a long time’ and had been taken to hospital after feeling like she was ‘carrying the weight of the world on my back’.

‘I was getting on well during the film [Bridgerton], I was deteriorating the minute that we wrapped,’ she recalled on the LOAF podcast.

‘I think it kind of helped for me. A lot of artists suffer from mental health, and I think it did kind of help me get into that headspace in that world. It was a really tormenting place for me to be because my character was very alienated, very ostracised, on her own, under these horrible circumstances.’

In the show, her character Marina is sent to London from the country to live with her distant cousins, the Featheringtons. After finding out she is pregnant, following a secret relationship, she is confined to her bedroom before disastrous attempts to get her married.

Bridgerton is available to stream on Netflix.

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