Ouchie! An unexpected injury landed Kristen Bell’s daughter in the emergency room, and the entire story has us wincing in pain. The actress is understandably feeling pretty fortunate that her little girl came through the situation without any lasting damage but, judging by the snapshot shared, it was a traumatic experience for the entire family.

Bell — who shares daughters Lincoln, 6, and Delta, 4, with husband Dax Shepard — doesn’t identify which daughter suffered the injury. In opening up about the incident on Thursday via Instagram, The Good Place actress shared a photo of herself sitting in a hospital bed with one of the girls, the child’s face obscured by an emoji. Still, the little girl’s face isn’t covered so much that you can’t see her frown, which matches Bell’s. The reason for the sad faces is made clear by the child’s outstretched hand revealing a bloodied and bandaged finger.

In the caption, Bell spilled the backstory. “First emergency room visit. One hairline fracture and a finger smushed so hard in the door it popped like a jelly donut,” she wrote. Understandably, Bell refrained from posting any other pictures of the injured finger since, as she put it, “there was literally burger popping out all over and it was pretty gross.”


Bell went on to express her gratitude to the team at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles who treated the little girl. “Did you know that when you enter the emergency room at @childrensla you immediately get a ‘Child Life Specialist’ trained to make sure your child knows what’s happening? And to make sure you understand all of what’s happening and your choices? It made us feel so safe. And @childrensla follows up the next day with a phone call to make sure all is well after the trauma. Excellent care all around. Thank you to all who helped my baby,” she wrote.

This may be the first official emergency room visit for the Bell-Shepard girls, but it isn’t the first time Bell has considered a trip to the hospital for one of her daughters. Back in June, the actress took to her Instagram Story to reveal that they very nearly went to the ER when Delta “shoved a jewel up her nose.” Luckily, the crisis was averted. Bell explained at the time, “On the way she snorted it out and we re-routed and went to @nbcthegoodplace #FYC panel instead.”

Sounds like these girls are going to keep Bell and Shepard on their toes.

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