The actress replied to one individual who commented on the post, “But first let me take a selfie.”
“It’s actually not a selfie,” Beckinsale wrote. “My mum took it. In fact I would not have posted it if we had not noticed someone in a car taking a photo of me leaving the hospital in a wheelchair.”
“I have Instagram largely to have my own honest narrative and not have to always be ambushed by stories that come out that are invented, I’d prefer to say what happened than endure speculation and so I chose to share,” she continued, explaining why she posted the private moment. “I agree, it’s not a normal impulse. But it’s not normal to be photographed in vulnerable situations by people you don’t know either. (If you were interested in knowing the provenance of this, which, you probably are not.).”
Kate also added, “Thank you so much to everyone who has wished me well and lots of love to all the girls here who have been through similar or worse. Love to all x.”
Sarah Silverman, David Spade, Isla Fisher, Kevin Nealon, Courtney Love, Keith Lemon, Rose McGowan, Sara Foster, Olympian Lindsey Vonn and singer Natalie Imbruglia were just some of the many stars who shared heartfelt messages.
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