January 27, 2009

Hargitay back to work after hospital stay

Mariska Hargitay has returned to the New York set of her TV drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit after suffering a partially collapsed lung.

An NBC publicist told Usmagazine.com that the 45-year-old actress returned to the SUV set Monday, while Hargitay's representative also confirmed to People.com, She's back at work.

The show took a break last week while Hargitay dealt with her health issue and recuperated, People.com reported, adding the actress has not revealed what might have caused the condition. She reportedly underwent surgery to treat her partially collapsed lung earlier this month.

Usmagazine.com said Hargitay is expected to appear in all of this season's episodes of SVU.