Oh no! Derek has injured not one, but both of his feet in a ‘fluke accident’ and now might not be able to continue on ‘DWTS’ due to serious injuries. Find out all the details.
Poor Derek Hough! The 29-year-old pro-dancer’s feet are all bandaged up after he badly injured himself on Dancing With The Stars‘ April 20 episode. Sadly, it looks the five-time Mirrorball Trophy winner’s injuries could hurt his future on the competitive dance show. Here’s what we know.
Derek Hough’s Foot Injuries: Is He Leaving ‘DWTS’?
“[Derek] has been diagnosed with a broken toe on his right foot and sprains to his left ankle on both the inside and outside aspects and a bone bruise on the same ankle,” Derek’s rep told US Weekly in a statement.
Wow. That sounds very serious indeed, and we’re really worried for him. However, it still “remains unclear at this time if Derek will be able to perform on the Monday April 27 episode of Dancing with the Stars,” according to the statement. In the meantime, his partner Nastia Liukin will train in Los Angeles with pro-dancer Sasha Farber in preparation for the show.
Derek, who currently has a support bandage on his left ankle and a protective support shoe on his right foot, took to Instagram to address his injuries, and posted a pic from the ER! (As seen above.) He wrote:
Performing 10 shows a week at Radio City while rehearsing with Nastia for DWTS, I’ve never felt more healthy,strong and fit. But then a fluke accident happened that involved a light and some stairs. Can’t believe it, wish I had a cooler story to tell. All that dancing , flipping , jumping and the thing that stops me in my tracks is something as simple as a light and some stairs . I’m doing everything I possibly can to have a quick recovery and I’m determined to come back stronger than ever. I appreciate all the love and support, you guys are the best. And thank you to Mark, BC Jean and Corky Ballas for staying with me at the hospital until 2am. Love you . This is new territory for me , I’m usually able to work through injury but this one has literally floored me. But like I said before I’m determined to come back all guns blazing … soon!!! #setbackisasetupforacomeback
Poor Derek! At least he has a positive attitude as he aims to quickly recover. We are definitely thinking of him during this tough time.
HollywoodLife.com has reached out to Derek’s rep for comment.
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— Julianne Ishler