Rapper ICE-T has urged his LAW & ORDER: SVU co-star Mariska Hargitay to take her recovery more seriously, six days after the actress was re-hospitalised after suffering from a partially collapsed lung.
The 45-year-old actress was admitted to a New York hospital on Tuesday (03Mar09) night after a day's work on the show.
The relapse came just weeks after Hargitay underwent surgery to fix the the injury, which she suffered during a sledge-riding accident.
And Ice-T - real name Tracy Marrow - insists she was back at work too soon.
He tells People.com, "When she came back last time it was like nothing ever happened. She's very resilient. This woman is a hard worker; she works 14 hours a day. I don't know what you know about episodic drama television, but it's like a movie that never ends, it's just one day.
"Mariska is the type of woman that if you walk up and say, 'How are you?' She's almost like a guy and is like, 'Yeah, yeah, I'm all right.' It's almost as if you insult her. She doesn't want you to feel sorry for her, she's like, 'I'm on my feet.' "My personal thought is she just needs to take a little time and rest. I mean, it's a serious thing. You can't just come right back. You'll re-injure yourself."