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Amy Purdy of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ hospitalized after live injury

Amy Purdy
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Monday night’s live performances on “Dancing With the Stars” was not all grace and fun times, which is usually the case on Latin dance night. Amy Purdy became injured during her dance routine with her pro partner Derek Hough. Yahoo reported on Tuesday that Purdy was treated on live TV, right after the dance ended, by medics after injuring herself during the performance.

Once Purdy was backstage she told Erin Andrews that her shoulder had been bothering her but that she was fine during her Rumba performance. She went on to say that afterwards she turned her head, her back cracked and it seized up. Purdy said, "Everything's really painful right now. It's hard to breathe." It was after this brief interview that the paralympian snowboarder was transported to the hospital for treatment of her injury. US Weekly reported that Hough went to the hospital with Purdy to show support to his dancing partner.

Purdy expressed deep regret over missing her team dance. The judges used rehearsal footage of the team dance to score their performance. She said she felt bad not being able to perform it last night because she loves their dance.

Purdy took to her Twitter account to thank fans for their support and update them on her status. In her latest tweet she revealed that her injury includes a rib out of place and muscle spasms. She goes on to let fans know she is taking a proactive approach so she can continue on her dancing journey. She asked fans for their votes and positive thoughts.

It is still unknown how long it will take Purdy to recover and if this means she will be unable to perform next week. Purdy and Hough have been front runners in the competition and some even expected them to win the season. Viewers will have to wait to see how the injury plays a role in their future dance routines. Fans hope to see her perform when “Dancing With the Stars” airs on Monday night on ABC.

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