Ricki Lake Injured During DWTS Rehearsal

Entertainment Sep. 9, 2011 AT 8:30AM
Ricki Lake Injured During DWTS Rehearsal Credit: Eugene Gologursky/WireImage.com; twitter.com

Ricki Lake is the first contestant to suffer an injury on the thirteenth season of Dancing With the Stars.

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On Thursday, the 42-year-old actress and TV host tweeted a photo of a giant bruise on her shin following dance rehearsal with pro partner Derek Hough. "I injured myself yesterday by hitting my heel into my shin," she explained to TMZ. "I'm fine."

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Just to be on the safe side, an ambulance was called to assess the situation. "Not sure how my bruise turned into a medic showing up?" Lake tweeted after the accident. "I'm fine!

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Later that afternoon, Lake tweeted a picture of herself beside a poster featuring former contestant Kirstie Alley. "I've got my work cut out for me," she wrote. "Channeling ya' mama."

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