BY ALYSSA CARTEE
ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY
Is dancing -- proving to be dangerous? “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Melissa Gilbert was rushed to the hospital after her performance Monday night.
HLN takes a look at the routine.
“Apparently this is the move that did that. Former “Little House on the Prairie” star apparently hit her head and then she was feeling dizzy.”
Gilbert later tweeted...
“I'm alright. Mild concussion and whiplash. Very soon I will be safely home resting and being taken care of.”
Gilbert had already been dealing with back injuries from earlier in the season, which some believe may have contributed to the concussion.
And The New York Daily News reports Gilbert isn’t the only one suffering this season.
“Injuries on "Dancing With the Stars" are a common fact of life. So far this season, Menounos has already suffered from two broken ribs and stress fractures on her feet. The "Extra" TV host hopped on partner Derek Hough's back for a piggyback ride off the stage after their performance.”
Panelists told ABC’s Good Morning America it’s just that time in the season.
“But this is the point in the competition when injuries start to happen because it’s incredibly physically demanding. Every week you never have a day off. You’re dancing like crazy.”
And Gilbert isn’t the only one getting attention for the injury incident.
“Your boy carried her out, apparently. Your rocker guy. Gavin. Carried her down and Maks brought her to the hospital. Gotta like that team stuff.”
How chivalrous. Pop star Gavin DeGraw said anyone would’ve done the same thing. Even though he didn’t know exactly what he was getting into.
“It was further than I thought. I wasn’t sure how far it was but it dawned on me how far it was when my arms wouldn’t work anymore. Then I was like, “aw man!”
It hasn’t been confirmed if Gilbert will participate in the elimination show.