Kathy Bates "screamed out in pain" after getting injured at the 2015 Golden Globes on Jan. 11 Credit: Jeff Vespa/WireImage

UPDATE: Us Weekly caught up with Bates at the Patron-sponsored Fox party, where she said, "I'm fine now! I'm absolutely fine."

Kathy Bates' night at the 2015 Golden Globes got off on the wrong foot on Sunday, Jan. 11. According to an eyewitness, the American Horror Story: Freak Show star was badly injured about an hour after the awards got under way at the Beverly Hilton.

The onlooker tells Us Weekly that Bates, 66, "screamed out in pain and almost collapsed" before steadying herself on a chair. It's unclear what happened, but the eyewitness speculated that someone may have stepped on her foot.

"She limped back to her table and looked to be crying in pain," the onlooker says, adding that people were en route to tend to the actress.

Bates is at the Globes in support of AHS, which earned two acting nominations, including one for the Titanic star herself. She lost to Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt, but got a shout-out during Froggatt's acceptance speech. 

Earlier in the night, Bates walked the red carpet flashing her cellphone, which was emblazoned with the words "Je Suis Charlie" — a rally cry honoring the victims of the recent terror attack on Charlie Hebdo's Paris office.