Pauley Perrette Slammed by Worried Fans After Latest Injuries

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Pauley Perrette no longer stars on NCIS, so her days of allegedly being assaulted by Mark Harmon are presumably behind her.

But when Pauley showed fans and followers an image of her hand injuries after a recent accident, she didn't get much sympathy.

In fact, she faced backlash over what fans see as a pattern of reckless choices.

Pauley Perrette in a Sling

Pauley Perrette took to Twitter to show fans photos of her injured forearms.

"So... I was standing on a stool trying to open my A/C vent," her tweet begins.

"And," Pauley continues. "My hand got caught in the ceiling fan. Slashed my wrist and my hand is red and blue. Ugh."

And it got worse, as she later revealed in a subsequent tweet.

"Is there a doc or nurse in the house?" Pauley asks. "My vein swelled up and turned black under the cut to the vein, do I need to go see a doc?"

Pauley Perrette injured by fan blade

"Hey haters, yes I’m accident prone!" Pauley wrote on Twitter after a few fans expressed their amazement at her wounds.

"But I install my own lights, I fix my own A/C, I do my own stuff," she continued.

"I’m a rough and tumble Alabama kid," Pauley characterized. "Who hurts her redneck self sometimes."

"But not a spoiled brat," she insisted. "I do stuff! On my own!"

"And sometimes get my hand caught in a fan!" Pauley admitted.

Pauley Perrette: I'm accident prone

"I replaced my faucet and sink, fixed my A/C, installed 29 safety lights," Pauley wrote in a follow-up tweet.

She also "replaced my gate and locks, built my own storage, installed ramps for my wheelchair pals, and everything else."

"I’m NOT a spoiled celebrity," Pauley insisted, as if that were the most important thing in the world.

In contrast, she wrote that: "I’m a redneck that gets s--t done!"

"And yeah," Pauley acknowledged. "I get injured Worth it."

Pauley Perrette: not a spoiled celebrity

Fans were nothing short of perplexed that a 50-year-old woman who starred on a hit series for a decade and a half keeps doing this to herself.

"If you're (truly) accident prone, you might want to consider having someone else do stuff for you," one fan gently suggested.

A follower reminded her that "Accidents happen whether you are 'prone.'"

"We are not haters we just notice you seem to hurt your self a lot," assured a compassionate reply.

"But," that fan added. "I'm proud of you for doing ya own repairs"

Pauley Perrette Pose

Others rushed to the actress' defense.

"Don’t even give the haters the time of day....those of us that care know how handy you are and we love you for it," one fan wrote.

That follower continued: "The haters will hate no matter what so just ignore them. They are not with your time."

"Good for you doing as much as you can yourself. I am 68 and I do the same thing," commented another.

That 68-year-old added: "Sometimes I get nicks,cuts and bumps and bruises -- That’s life. I am not one of the elite that can or would hire everything done."

Pauley Perrette as Abby

The thing is that Pauley Perrette, well, is one of "the elite."

She didn't star on 15 seasons of NCIS for charity. She had a hefty salary and has an estimated net worth of over $20 million.

No one is judging her for being frugal.

But damaging her meatsuit recklessly by insisting upon DIY solutions to home problems seems like an unnecessary risk.

Critics of Pauley's choices aren't haters -- they're concerned fans.

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