Melissa Gilbert Rushed to the Hospital After Performing on ‘Dancing with the Stars’
Add Melissa Gilbert to the long line of ‘Dancing with the Stars‘ competitors who’ve clocked time at a hospital during their stints on the show. The former ‘Little House on the Prairie’ actress was carried out on a stretcher before the end of Monday night’s live telecast, but she says she’s okay.
Seems Gilbert, 47, somehow got a concussion and whiplash during her paso doble with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and rehearsals for the dance left him with an injured elbow and a pulled groin muscle as well.
The actress has previously talked about breaking her back in 2010, which resulted in surgery to have her spinal column fused in two places. At the close of Monday night’s show, ‘DWTS’ host Tom Bergeron announced Gilbert had gone to the hospital to be checked out as a “precaution.”
But later that night, Gilbert tweeted:
I’m alright. Mild concussion and whiplash. Very soon I will be safely home resting and being taken care of.
— Melissa Gilbert (@MelissaEGilbert) April 10, 2012
In another tweet, she called her dance partner her “champion” and thanked fellow competitor Gavin DeGraw for carrying her down the stairs from the set’s skybox, something he told People “anybody would’ve done.”
No word yet on whether she’ll be at Tuesday night’s elimination show, but in the meantime, take a look at her latest performance, which the judges called her best yet.