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Cheryl Burke, Dancing with…Appendicitis?

December 20, 2007 05:34 AM by Jennifer_Brown

Cheryl Burke Courtesy ABC

She may have the moves, but Tuesday, the only move Dancing With the Stars’Cheryl Burke was making was to a Seattle hospital for “cramping,” and “pain.”

Burke’s timing couldn’t have been worse. Tuesday was the opening night of the Dancing With the Stars tour. “Last night, during run-through,”Burke says, “…I couldn’t even stand up straight.” Doctors at the Seattle hospital think the problem could be appendicitis, but Burke plans to get a second opinion from her family doctor back home in San Francisco.

That means that the two-time Dancing With the Stars winner will be out of the tour for an undetermined amount of time.

Choreographer Louis van Amstel calls Burke’s leaving the tour “a disaster,” causing him to change the lineup yet again. For right now Karina Smirnoff will be stepping in for Burke, dancing with Burke’s season 2 championship partner, Drew Lachey.

Despite the last-minute change and the missingdancers, opening night was a huge success– the crowds, while disappointed that Burke would not be dancing,loved the show.

Yet Smirnoff, whonow is dancing more than half dozen numbers, warns, “Cheryl can’t be gone for more than a week. I won’t let her.”

Source: TVGuide.com

Photo Courtesy: ABC

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