Penn Rescues Assistant After Shower Fall

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September 14, 2011 | 8:50pm EST

Sean Penn played the real-life hero on Wednesday by taking his assistant to hospital after she fell and injured her arm in the shower.
The Milk star was snapped looking concerned as he helped his nameless employee get to a Malibu, California hospital.

According to, the assistant fell and dislocated her elbow while showering at his home nearby.

Penn reportedly wrapped his aide in a towel and drove her the nearest medical facility – and then waited nervously outside with his girlfriend Shannon Costello.

The website reports the assistant is now recovering at home.