Mariska Hargitay hit the town at The Joyful Heart Foundation gala in New York City Tuesday night. The Law & Order: SVU has been recovering from a partially collapsed lung due to an accident in January.
"I'm doing great," Hargitay says of her recovery. "I'm feeling so much better and I'm lucky because I'm really strong and recuperated pretty quickly."
Hargitay gives credit to her husband actor Peter Hermann and son August, 2 for helping her through her recovery.
"They made me laugh and they just loved me up," she adds. "My son enjoys to laugh like me."
So far she reveals that August's terrible twos haven't been so tough for the family.
"I don't know how I got so lucky," she adds. "Right now he's becoming independent and exploring. He's full of vitality and curiosity."