Melissa Rycroft Returns to 'Dancing with the Stars' Despite Injury
Former “Bachelor” star Melissa Rycroft stepped back onto the dance floor on Monday night, despite suffering from head and neck injuries during a “Dancing with the Stars” rehearsal.
“I’m on a little medication right now, but I’m officially cleared to dance” she explained to the crowd before joining “Team Call Me Maybe” for a group freestyle dance number.
According to her rep, Melissa was rushed to the hospital on Sunday and diagnosed with a disc herniation at the C4-C5 level of her cervical spine.
Partner Tony Dovolani explained in a pre-taped “DWTS” segment, “The sneaker kinda got stuck and her neck cracked.”
People posted video of the injury, showing Melissa clutching her neck and writhing in pain.