Dancing with the Stars celebrity contestant, Jodie Sweetin, endured a painful ankle injury last week during a rehearsal with her pro-partner Keo Motsepe. A subsequent trip to the hospital left questions about whether the Fuller House star would be well enough to dance week.
Fear not Jodie fans, with a few modifications, the pair will be taking the stage tonight to perform their tribute to Pink’s stunning 2012 American Music Awards performance of “Try.”
From Jodie’s weekly People DWTS blog:
It was while we were trying out one of the lifts that we fell, and I instantly knew something was very wrong.
The pain was so intense. I thought, “I’ve broken a bone. That’s it. I’m done in the competition.”
I can handle pain and knew no matter what, my body would heal. What I was really worried about was what it meant for me being able to continue on DWTS.
They took me to the hospital to check me out. I got X-rays, and luckily it’s just a bad bone bruise. The doctor told me that it would be painful if I wasn’t careful, but I was allowed to return to rehearsal.
I definitely was really nervous to get back in the rehearsal room. Even before my injury, we were only able to rehearse the dance a couple of times the full way through each day because of the physical strain it was putting on our bodies. But now that I was injured, we had to be even more careful.
The doctor wasn’t lying, it does hurt. But if I’m careful not to step on it a certain way, I can get through the routine just fine.
So there you have it. Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe will take the stage tonight to compete for your votes. Make sure to join Frankie as he live blogs all the performances beginning at 8 pm ET