First, don’t panic, but, according to Derek and Mark ballas’ instagram accounts, Derek had to go to ER last night. Apparently, he hurt his leg or foot…or maybe both? Below are the instagrams. Let’s be hoping and praying Derek is ok. We’ll update this post as soon as we learn more.
ETA: Here is what Gossip Cop is reporting for when Derek got hurt…
A rep for “Dancing with the Stars” only tells Gossip Cop, “We can confirm he was injured rehearsing for the ‘DWTS’ 10th Anniversary special.” See photos below.
Keep those positive thoughts, wishes, and prayers coming, All!!
Scroll below for updates…
ETA2: From Maria this morning.
ETA3: Here is what E News is reporting…
So how severe is Derek’s injury? A source exclusively tells us he broke his toe and severely sprained his ankle, with possible ligament damage. Our source adds that an MRI is schedule for today to see just how serious the injury to his ankle is.
Derek was rehearsing a special routine for the upcoming anniversary special with former partner Maria Menounos when he suffered the injury. And Maria tells E! News exclusively that Derek hurt his foot after he smashed it on a piece of equipment, and when he went to grab ice to put on it, he fell down the stairs, rolling his ankle. Fortunately, Maria was right behind him and helped Derek out before Mark took him to the hospital. Maria reposted Mark’s E.R. photo on Instagram, adding, “ugh Mark when I heard him scream I knew we were in trouble! #fingerscrossed #getbetterfast.”
Just before Derek’s injury, Maria almost suffered one as well, hitting her head against the dancefloor. Fortunately, she was fine, and posted a video of the scary moment on Instagram. “@menough is back….within minutes @derekhough already injuring me! Lol,” she wrote, adding the hashtags “#prayingforderek” and “#hopewecanstilldance.”
And Broadway.com is reporting Derek is out for tomorrow. Maybe this is good news, if they are only reporting tomorrow? ~Heidi
Broadway.com has confirmed that five-time Dancing with the Stars winner Derek Hough will not appear in the April 22 performance of the Rockettes’ New York Spring Spectacular. According to E! Online, Hough sustained an injury during rehearsals for DWTS’ 10th Anniversary special. Taylor Frey will step in as Jack.
Frey’s Broadway credits include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Finian’s Rainbow.