Melissa Rycroft Hospitalized: Former Bachelor Star Suffers Head Injury During DWTS
Former Bachelor star Melissa Rycroft was rushed to hospital Sunday after sustaining a head injury afer a fall during her rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars.
According to People Magazine, 29-year-old Rycroft, who has once again teamed up with partner Tony Dovolani for ABC’s all-stars edition of the hit show, was doing camera blocking for Monday’s taping when she fell and injured her head and neck.
“Melissa was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where she is currently being examined,” Rycroft’s rep told People in a statement. “She was accompanied to the hospital by her husband, Tye Strickland, and her dance partner, Tony Dovolani. Everyone is taking all necessary precautions at this time.”
“Really concerned about @MelissaRycroft,” he tweeted late Sunday night. “We don’t know if we are dancing tomorrow !!!!! Please keep us in your prayers.”
Prior to her injury, Rycroft was one of eight remaining contestants who had been expected to perform two dance routines — one individual dance and one group number — on Monday.
E!Online reports that Rycroft was released from the hospital Sunday night and took to Twitter Monday to update her fans on her status.
Thank you so much for sending your prayers..still seeing and talking to docs this AM, will give more details soon, but thanks for your love!
— Melissa Rycroft (@MelissaRycroft) October 22, 2012
Dancing with the Stars airs at a special time this week because of the final US presidential debate.
Two one-hour shows will air on Monday (October 22) and Tuesday (October 23) at 3 pm EST on ABC.