A spokesperson for Mariska Hargitay has responded to a tabloid rumor claiming that the actress, recently sidelined by a collapsed lung, will not be returning to Law & Order: SVU at all this spring.
"That speculation is not true," Hargitay's rep, Gary Mantoosh, tells TVGuide.com. "Mariska is recovering well and is returning to the show this season."
Mantoosh then reiterated what was reported when Hargitay re-entered the hospital on March 4: "She is only missing one episode," but will be back on screen for this season's final four installments.
Hargitay was hospitalized for a third time this month for discomfort related to a pneumothorax (a collapsed lung), which she suffered in January.