Shaper "Saturday Night Live" cast member Chris Katt on the show in 2001.
Kattan, who appeared on the NBC show between 1996 and 2003, discusses the injury in a new memoir, "Baby, Do not Hurt Me: Stories and Scars from Saturday Night Live which will be published next Tuesday.
According to Variety MSNBC Investigates "parody sketch about a group of kid who role-plays as the" Golden Girls. "At one point, Kattan is supposed to fall backward in his chair, but he said his head hit harder than expected.
As a result, Kattan said, he started to feel pain in his neck almost a year later. He had five surgeries in all, two of which he said NBC paid for.
The initial incident does not appear to be in anyone else's memory. Variety said it was several "SNL" insiders but none of them could recall Kattan's injury, even after they contacted other co-workers to see if they remembered it. And to NBC spokesperson told Variety that the network had no record of any claim for injury.
Kattan said he wishes he spoke about his illness sooner. "
These days, he does not like" The Middle "and voiceover work for films like" Hotel Transylvania 2. "
" As a physical comedian, I had always been worried about waking up with a whole body of one day, "Kattan wrote in his book. "That fear became my reality. After those forty-five seconds on the 'SNL' stage in May of 2001