An ailing Jennifer Garner has a new diagnosis.
The actresses’ spokesperson, Nicole King, said earlier this week that Garner was sick with a viral infection, but she told “Entertainment Tonight” on Thursday that the “Alias” star is actually suffering from nerve damage to her back. King did not return calls Friday (January 7).
King also originally said Garner might miss Saturday’s premiere of “Elektra” in Las Vegas (see “Jennifer Garner Suffering From Viral Infection, Could Miss ‘Elektra’ Premiere” ), but the actress has since confirmed her attendance. Plans for junket interviews on Sunday, however, have been scrapped.
The severity of the nerve damage has not been revealed, but Garner’s doctors attribute the ailment to an injury suffered during the shooting of an “Alias” episode. It is unknown how the injury will affect the show.
Garner’s illness comes at an inconvenient time for the actress, who has had to cancel several promotional appearances for “Elektra,” which opens January 14, and “Alias,” which kicked off its fourth season on Wednesday.
The actress is also nominated for a Golden Globe, and King said Garner is still scheduled to attend the January 16 ceremony, where she is nominated for Best Actress in a TV Drama.
Garner is reportedly recovering at her Los Angeles home.
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