Jenna Fischer

Jim Spellman/

Extremely sad news for one of our TV faves.

I've just spoken with Jenna Fischer's representative who confirmed to me that the Office star slipped and fell down a marble staircase on Monday and fractured her lower back in four places.

Jenna was hospitalized Monday night and is now resting in her hotel room until she can regain enough strength to fly home to Los Angeles. She is expected to recover in about four to six weeks. 

I'm told Jenna's close friend and costar Angela Kinsey (who plays Angela on The Office) did not leave her side Monday and Tuesday and that Jenna's husband, James Gunn, dropped everything and flew out here to New York to be with her.

I've actually seen the very stairwell where the accident happened (though I was not there at the time) and can tell you it is incredibly steep, especially for someone wearing high heels. It could have been any of us who walked those very same steps, and honestly, my heart just goes out to her. Jenna, best wishes for a quick and thorough recovery.

Fans, feel free to post your well wishes below...

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