Actress Brooke Burns was hospitalized after diving into her backyard pool and hitting her head, her agent said Monday.

Burns broke a bone in her neck and required "minor surgery," said Paradigm spokeswoman Jennifer Glassman.

The former "Baywatch" star and host of "Dog Eat Dog" has been hospitalized since Friday, Glassman said. She is expected to be released Tuesday.

"There's no permanent damage," Glassman said. "She will begin work as scheduled in January."

Burns will co-star with Rebecca Romijn in the new WB television series, "Pepper Dennis."