Rose McGowan has revealed that part of her elbow had to be taken out after she suffered from nerve damage after performing stunts for her upcoming film “Red Sonja.”

The Irish-American actress is starring in the comic book adaptation under the direction of her fiancé Robert Rodriguez, and her willingness to kick butt has proved to be dangerous.

“I had wrist and elbow surgery and they took part of my elbow out. I had really bad nerve damage from doing stunts – I do a lot of my own stunts,” McGowan told Fox News.

“I could no longer use my arm, but now I can hold a fork and drive so we’re working our way up. It’ll probably be another six months of rehab, but it’s the price you pay for being really limber and being able to do back flips!”

Production has ground to a halt and won’t resume until the 36-year-old “Grindhouse” star, whose father’s family comes from County Cork, is fully recuperated.