Charlize Theron has neck surgery

9:31 PM, Oct 7, 2013   |    comments
Charlize Theron at Friday's lunchon. (Photo: Jon Kopaloff FilmMagic)
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Lovely Charlize Theron tried to cover up a small bandage across her throat on Friday.

The actress probably figured her short Stella McCartney design would do the job nicely atVariety's fifth annual Power of Women event in Beverly Hills.

But at one point, the neckline of the white dress dropped down a bit to show she had recent surgery, reports

More: On the scene at the Power of Women luncheon

Turns out the actress, 38, who is mom to 22-month-old son Jackson, had "a small procedure" on her neck to correct vertebrae she had broken years ago, according to the site.

Us Weekly adds that the injury occurred when something hit Theron on her head, and reports that though the star hasn't been "feeling good post-surgery," she's doing everything she can to bounce back quickly.

"She will be totally fine," the site quotes an insider as saying. Theron's rep has not commented.

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