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Kaley Cuoco's scariest moment: Facing a leg amputation

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A love of horses leads to a horrific moment

Kaley Cuoco reveals that a terrifying injury left her fearful over the possible amputation of her leg.

A love of horses leads to a horrific momentKaley Cuoco is an accomplished actress at just 27 years old. Cuoco stars in the award-winning CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory and was previously known as the rebellious teenage daughter on ABC's 8 Simple Rules. Cuoco graces the January 2013 cover of Self magazine on newsstands Christmas Day and reveals not only the secrets to her fabulous body but a truly terrifying ordeal.

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Cuoco, an avid equestrian, reveals to Self, "Two years ago, I fell off my horse and crushed my leg. Before surgery, I had to sign a contract saying it was okay if they had to amputate!" Kaley continues, "When I awoke with my leg, I was so happy. I was back on my horse while the cast was still on. I have four horses, and they are my everything. I was determined not to lose that." However, Cuoco explains she is a little more aware of the dangers involving horseback riding. She adds, "I am a little more careful now."

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Kaley Cuoco also offers insider information on her diet and tips for living a balanced life in the latest issue of Self. Says Cuoco, "When I was growing up, my parents' rule was don't do just one thing. So, if I was auditioning, I had to play tennis or go to art camp, too. Big Bang is unbelievable, but it's not the only thing in my life."

Kaley Cuoco is a native Californian and was engaged to Josh Resnik from October 2011 to March 2012. In late March, Us Weekly published photos of Cuoco kissing musician Bret Bollinger court side during a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game. Prior to her relationship with Resnik, Kaley dated her Big Bang Theory co-star, Johnny Galecki.

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