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beyond lucky Derry Girls star Siobhán McSweeney discharged from hospital after breaking leg during filming

'Now that I’ve made my jailbreak, can I just say thank you SO MUCH to the patients and staff of @CUH_Cork for minding me so well these past few weeks'

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Siobhán's Twitter post

Siobhán's Twitter post

Siobhán's Twitter post

Derry Girls star Siobhán McSweeney has said that she is “beyond lucky” after breaking her leg while filming her latest TV series.

The Irish actor, who is best known for playing the hilarious Sister Michael on Channel 4’s Derry Girls, revealed last week that she had broken her leg while filming the television adaptation of Graham Norton’s novel Holding in Skibbereen, Co. Cork.

Siobhán was discharged from hospital yesterday and extended her thanks to the staff at Cork University Hospital for all their help.

Taking to Twitter, she shared a photo of herself wearing a fluffy pink dressing gown and posing in her wheelchair as she announced that she was free to leave the hospital.

In a lengthy caption, Siobhán wrote: “Now that I’ve made my jailbreak, can I just say thank you SO MUCH to the patients and staff of @CUH_Cork for minding me so well these past few weeks.

“I’ve had the very best of care, from laughing with the cleaners, to crying with the deeply capable and caring nurses, the amazing women I met on the ward with hips and no hips and chipped ankles and shoulders and very broken legs.

“The cheer and the craic was awesome. The care assistants who cared. So well. It’s a hard thing to care. And I was surrounded by experts. I’m beyond lucky.”

Continuing, she said: “And of course the skillful doctors and surgeons who patched me back together. I’m in awe of my battered little body and its ability to heal with the expertise of Science and Smart People. All hail Science and Compassion. All hail Humans.”

Siobhán also thanked the cast and crew that she has been working with on Holding “for being so kind and graceful in the face of this clumsy accident.”

“Again, I’m lucky. Not all workplaces are so sound and obliging. I'm deeply grateful. Hope ye know that,” she added.

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