On Tuesday, actress Ruby Rose tearfully shared via an Instagram Story that it took her hours to get accepted into an emergency room due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The actress has been taking a break from social media but spoke up about her situation and how COVID-19 is affecting hospitals.

“I just wanted to sort out some live stuff and some health stuff and some house stuff and all the good things,” she said in a video.

She explained that her hospitalization was due to a complication that resulted from surgery, but she did not share what procedure she had.

“I did have a procedure and I had to have surgery, but it was fine and the surgery went well. But then I had a few complications and I had to go to the emergency room to go to the hospital.”

Rose said that when she determined her symptoms were serious, she “called an ambulance and it took hours to find a hospital that would be able to take me or anyone.”

The Orange Is The New Black star cried when she shared that emergency rooms were “rejecting taking people and I … and my case was quite serious.”

“We stuck it out for a little bit longer and we were lucky enough to get accepted by a hospital after a bit of a standoff,” she explained. “Everyone was amazing, all the front-liners are amazing.”

Rose assumed that the reason why it took so long to be admitted into the ER was because of COVID-19 patients overwhelming the system.

“Please stay safe, try to keep everyone safe. Get vaccinated if you can, please,” she said. “It’s just … it doesn’t need to be this hard for everyone and I can’t imagine all the other people that are having way more, way, way more serious situations happening right now.”

“I’m just sending everyone love,” she said. She added that she would continue to take a break from social media.

The actress told her followers at the end of her video, “I love you all and take care of yourselves.”

Rose unexpectedly quit the title role of The CW’s Batgirl last year. She had been seriously injured performing a stunt in 2019 on the show.

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