Who knew being a "Desperate Housewife" could be so dangerous?

Eva Longoria, who plays saucy Gabrielle Solis on the ABC dramedy, was taken to the hospital after being injured on the set.

"Eva slipped on one of the stairs coming out of her trailer," her publicist, Liza Anderson, said Thursday. "Nothing is broken, but her ribs are very bruised."

The 31-year-old actress will not require any time off for the injury.

It was not the first time Longoria needed to be taken to the hospital from a 'Housewives' set. In August 2005 she was hit in the head by a piece of equipment and needed emergency attention. Then, too, she didn't miss any work.