The show must go on, right? Ginger Zee danced in extreme pain after injuring her pelvis, and performed during the ‘Dancing With The Stars’ finals on May 23.
The DWTS injury curse strikes again! Ginger Zee, 35, and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy, 30, are in the top three on Dancing With The Stars and she wasn’t going to let a painful injury stop her from trying for the mirrorball!
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Thanks to rest and physical therapy, she was able to take the floor for a contemporary and a freestyle. She got high scores, too: 58 out of 60!
Ginger told ABC News that early last week she felt a “lower back spasm” — pain that “takes your breath away” — but that didn’t stop her.
“By Wednesday, I went to see a physical therapist for the show, Gina [Minchella], and she said my pelvis was forward and an inch off,” Ginger said. “I came back the next day, and [my pelvis] was backward and an inch the other way. My pelvis was just moving all over. My pelvis is very loose and unstable…because I just had a baby.”
She gave birth to baby Adrian in December 2015.
Ginger Zee Hurt On ‘DWTS’ — Dances In Finals
During their package in the May 23 episode, Ginger was seen crying at therapy. “I was crying not just from pain but I was more fearful and more frustrated because at this point in the competition every single minute counts, especially for a non-dancer repetition is everything. It gives you confidence…and without the ability to do that, it’s scary,” she said.
Her official diagnosis was “sacral instability along with a lumbar or lower back sprain.”
Her physical therapist Gina told ABC News: “It can happen to any person. It happens a lot to women because our hormones play a huge role in the ligaments in our pelvis. For someone who is dancing with extreme conditions from flips to lifts and one-legged turns and all that, this kind of thing can happen a lot faster.”