Melissa Rycroft's Head Injury: Dancing With the Stars Performance Still in Question

Celebrity News Oct. 22, 2012 AT 5:30PM
Tony Dovolani and Melissa Rycroft Tony Dovolani and Melissa Rycroft Credit: Todd Wawrychuk/ABC

Get well soon, Melissa Rycroft!

The Dancing With the Stars: All-Star contestant was hospitalized Sunday, Oct. 21 after suffering a head and neck injury during rehearsal for Monday's show, E! News reported early Monday.

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A rep for Dancing With the Stars told Us Weekly later that same day, "Melissa Rycroft suffered an on set injury during yesterday's Sunday camera blocking rehearsal and was immediately taken to the hospital," the rep said. "We can confirm Melissa was diagnosed with a disc herniation at the C4-C5 level of her cervical spine. At this time, Melissa's ability to perform in tonight's show will be a show time decision."

Earlier in the day, Rycroft, 29, tweeted that she was still recovering. "Thank you so much for sending your prayers," the former Bachelor star and mother to daughter Ava Grace, 20 months, wrote. "Still seeing and talking to doctors this morning, will give more details soon, but thanks for your love!"

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Rycroft's dancing pro partner, Tony Dovolani, 39, also tweeted updates on his partner's health condition. "Really concerned about Melissa Rycroft . . . we don't know if we are dancing tomorrow!" he wrote Sunday. "Please keep us in your prayers." No word yet on whether Rycroft and Dovolani will dance as scheduled on Monday night's performance episode of DWTS: All-Stars.

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On Monday he addd, "Thank you all for your prayers. Melissa Rycroft's health is the most important to me! So fingers crossed that she's ok."

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