'Office' Worker Fischer Fractures Back


Jenna Fischer will be out of commission a while, but she'll be back answering phones this summer.

The actress, best known as Pam on NBC's workplace comedy "The Office," fractured her back Monday (May 14) in New York, reports "Access Hollywood."

Fischer, 33, was in town for the network's upfront party at Buddakan, a bar in Manhattan, when she fell down a flight of stairs, fracturing her back in four places.

The actress was treated at St. Vincent's hospital and was visited by friends and "Office" coworker Angela Kinsey. Fischer's husband, "Slither" director James Gunn, flew in from Los Angeles to be with her.

Fischer's rep says that her client avoided injuring her spine and will be recovered fully by the time the fourth season shoots this summer.

Fischer's character Pam Beesly is the odd man out now that she broke up with Roy on "The Office." The actress also appears alongside Will Ferrell and Jon Heder in "Blades of Glory."

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