Derek Hough Injured, May Not Perform on 'DWTS'
Derek Hough may unfortunately have to take some time off from Dancing with the Stars due to an injury he received earlier this week.
“Derek Hough suffered injuries to his right foot and left ankle,” the 29-year-old pro dancer’s rep said (via People). “He 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 will remain in Los Angeles this week to rehab his injuries. While it remains unclear at this time if Derek will be able to perform on April 27 episode, his partner Nastia Liukin will train in Los Angeles this week with pro-dancer Sasha Farber to prepare for the live show.”
Derek also posted a photo of his injury to his Instagram account with a very lengthy statement explaining things to his fans.
Click inside to read Derek Hough’s statement about his injury…
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