Lauren Alaina 3rd Degree Ankle Sprain in Portland – PHOTOS

UPDATE: Lauren tweets: Good news &. Bad news. It’s not broken but I have a third degree sprain and I have a boot and crutches!

No word on whether she’ll have to miss performances or not. Adjustments will have to be made, at least.


After intermission at the American Idols Live concert in Portland OR last night, Lauren Alaina kicked off the second half of the show by announcing she had hurt herself backstage!

Lauren, according to accounts, told the crowd she fell down the stairs backstage and twisted her ankle and had been crying for the past 20 min.

Joking even through the pain, Lauren said she was glad she fell backstage because otherwise America would see her fall down the stairs twice! (referring to the footage on Idol of her falling down a staircase in the Idol mansion, which the producers showed again and again.)

Trooper, Lauren still managed to meet fans after the show. She was wheeled out to the line, and back to the buses, but did get out of her chair to walk the line.

After the show, Lauren tweeted the photos above, “It hurts so bad!” she said, “Thanks everyone for the #getwellauren that’s so sweet(: love y’all.”

Get well soon, Lauren!

Lauren talks about falling down the stairs

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