It’s not easy to be a contestant on the reality competition show Dancing with the Stars.
Jewel fractured her tibia in both legs. Steve-O suffered a pinched nerve and back spasms. Nancy O’Dell tore the meniscus in her knee. All of those injuries were suffered by Dancing with the Stars contestants during rehearsal.
The injury list, in fact, is a long one. Some contestants are able to battle through the adversity, some are forced to hang up their dancing shoes.
Danica McKellar, you probably know her best as Winnie Cooper from The Wonder Years, is also on the list of dancers injured during rehearsal. The math whiz took to Twitter yesterday to relay the bad news, a broken rib.
— Danica McKellar (@danicamckellar) April 25, 2014
She followed with an update today.
Had rehearsal today.. it's tough dancing with a broken rib. @iamvalc choreographed an amazing routine- fingers crossed I can pull it off! :/
— Danica McKellar (@danicamckellar) April 26, 2014
McKellar spoke at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. earlier today. She said that she was wearing a rib brace underneath her dress.
So far, McKellar has been a front-runner in the dance competition. She scored all 9s last week. A couple weeks ago, she was only one point shy from being the show’s first perfect-scorer this season. The Wonder Years alum and her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy will hopefully be able to put a routine together that won’t further hurt the injured rib area.
— Kristyn Burtt (@KristynBurtt) April 25, 2014
You can check out McKellar’s next performance, if she’s able to dance, on Monday 8/7c on ABC. This week, Ricky Martin is stopping by to be a guest judge.
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