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Kate Beckinsale Walks Red Carpet at Kings Trust Gala, Her 1st Since ‘Rough Year’ Health Scare

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Kate Beckinsale returned to the red carpet for the first time since her extended hospital stay. Theo Wargo/Getty Images

The Fool’s Paradise actress, 50, wowed in an eye-catching, sheer white organza gown at the inaugural King’s Trust Gala in New York City on Thursday, May 2.

Beckinsale – who wore her long locks pulled back in a black bow save for delicate, face-framing layers – added chunky white pumps and accessorized with a small bedazzled clutch and minimal jewelry to round out her look.

The actress’ appearance at Thursday night’s event marked the first time she’s been seen on the red carpet since chronicling her undisclosed health issues on social media.

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“It’s been a rough year,” Beckinsale told People on the red carpet. “Because my parents have both been unwell and my cat … it’s been a bunch of things. So that’s why it’s nice to come and see friends and have a little perspective. Everyone’s had a bit of a rough year, I think.”

Though the photos and posts have since been deleted, Beckinsale initially revealed in a March 11 post via Instagram that she was “sick,” sharing two teary-eyed photos of herself wearing a gown and an oversized black bow in her hair as she wished her mother a happy birthday.

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“Thank you to those that love us and support us when it’s s–t and try to make sure there are some bits that aren’t,” the Underworld actress wrote. “And for looking after our dogs when we can’t, and lead us to remember happy things when we can’t. And turn up when we are sick and sit with us . . And send balloons and check in and pull us out of wells with love.”

While Beckinsale has yet to reveal the reason for her hospital stay, she denied she was being treated for a condition she suffered from five years ago while responding to a social media user.

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“I didn’t have a ruptured cyst since 2019. But thank you so much for your kind wishes,” she wrote.

After she was released from the hospital, Beckinsale seemingly hinted that her medical issues had to do with her stomach, posting a photo of herself sporting a graphic T-shirt that read “Tummy Troubles Survivor” via Instagram.

Beckinsale’s health troubles came amid dealing with the loss of her stepfather, Ray Battersby, who died in January. The Underworld star paid tribute to him on what would’ve been his 88th birthday on April 20.

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“There will be no FaceTime today,” she captioned a photo of Battersby via Instagram, which has since been deleted. “In the middle of my night, watching you open your presents. No one received gifts with more joy.”

In a separate post, which has also been deleted, she added, “Do all the things. Wallow, cry, celebrate, look at the wall in disbelief. Send your mum flowers…Buy gourmet cookies you can’t eat because your stomach hurts. Maybe eat them anyway. Or don’t. Laugh and cry when you receive an email from a dentist you took him to once, wishing your dead father a happy birthday. Do it all. Or do none.”

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