Dancing with the Stars Pro, Mark Ballas may be OUT this week with a back injury. Taking over as dance partner for Aly Raisman, if necessary, will be Henry Byalikov.
While trying a lift, I compressed two discs in my lower back and could hardly move for two days. The timing couldn’t be worse, being that we have to know four dances this week even though we will only be performing two.
I am writing this blog in rehearsal, on Saturday, right now, as I have been sidelined for most of the week. Luckily Henry Byalikov has stepped in, and may possibly dance for me on Monday if I can’t compete.
He has really been a great help and godsend this week, so to him I am grateful.
Good news is, I got my MRI results back and there is no damage to my spine or nerves, and the pain I am enduring is only muscular. The muscles are spasming and will take a few days (or weeks) to calm down. So there is still hope that I will dance.
I have a feeling Mark will be out tonight, but we’ll find out when Dancing with the Stars airs at 8/7c pm on ABC.
Read more of Mark’s blog at USA Today