So far this season of Dancing with the Stars, Jewel and Nancy O’Dell both had to drop out due to injured knees; Steve Wozniack has suffered from an injured leg; Steve-O has gotten a hematoma in his back; and now Holly Madison has bruised her rib.
Holly was complaining about an injured rib earlier in the week, but the pain worsened and she has been prescribed pain medication. She hopes she’ll be able to practice and compete next week.
She was experiencing pain before performing on this week’s show, and while rehearsing for the tango on Thursday, the pain got significantly worse. She received medical attention and a broken rib was ruled out.
“While she is not suffering from a broken rib, she does continue to feel a great deal of discomfort and was prescribed pain medication,” Madison’s rep tells Usmagazine.com exclusively. “She is committed to the show and her partner, Dmitry and will rest when she can. She fully hopes and, at this time, expects to dance on Monday.”
Madison complained to Us of having bruised ribs this week and hoped that she wouldn’t have to do the elimination round’s dance-off. (Madison did end up competing in the dance-off against Denise Richards, who went home Tuesday.)
The DWTS “curse” has expanded past injuries. Shawn Johnson has a stalker who was convinced they were meant to have a child together. Police found two guns and duct tape in his car – really scary stuff. Luckily they were able to apprehend him before anything happened.
At this rate, by the end of the season there won’t be anyone left to compete. As for Holly, hopefully she’ll be able to practice before the next show without injuring herself further.
Holly Madison is shown on 3/21/09. Shawn Johnson is shown leaving rehearsals on 3/26/09 and 2/10/09. Credit: WENN.com