Original Publication Date: 8 July 2011
Beloved Park actress, Millicent Hayberry, is said to be “resting comfortably, though still in shock” after she was rushed to hospital after a violent encounter with what some have described as a “rabid” fan.
The incident occurred early this morning on the set of the film, “Mixed Nuts.” Observers told The Mammalian Daily that the actress, who is in The Park shooting the film adaptation of her successful stage play, was on a break outside her burrow when a Fox dashed across the set and bit her on the neck. After the Fox was subdued by members of the film crew, emergency workers swept Hayberry up and rushed her to the Park Hospital for the Afflicted and Infirm.
Park Police have not yet released the name of the offender, who is being held at the police station until charges have been laid. Those familiar with the Fox, however, say that this morning’s violent act is “completely out of character” for him. One neighbour, who wishes to remain anonymous, said that she knew “for a fact” that the Fox was a great fan of the actress and that he would not, ordinarily, hurt her.
“Something must have gotten into him,” the neighbour said.
Meanwhile, sources at Park General say that, though the actress is doing well, she will be kept there under observation for a few days.
“We want to make sure that the bite is healing and that Hayberry is free of viruses before we release her,” said a spokesanimal for the hospital.
While questions remain regarding the extent of the injury and whether the actress will require reparative surgery before she can continue her work, her colleagues at the film set say they are confident that filming will resume within the next few days.
“Millicent is a trouper,” says director Donald Merriami. “She’ll come back quickly — and be even stronger,” he said.