October 30, 2008 03:00 PM by Paulene Hinds
Dancing With The Stars Pro, Julianne Hough, is speaking out about her endometriosis in order to help others. The dancer and country singer blogged on Fancast.com in a Tuesday posting about the health issue that forced her to drop out of DWTS for a week. Her partner, Cody Linley, was safe from elimination on Tuesday night and will be dancing with temporary sub Edyta Sliwinska next Monday.
“Last week was more than just a tummy ache,” she wrote of her emergency-room trip on Oct 21. “It turned out I ruptured a cyst that was on my ovary. I didn’t know but I have endometriosis. I’ve apparently had it for a long time because I’ve had this pain for about the last five years. It hasn’t been as bad. Up till last week, I let it go and I was always too busy to get it checked out.”
She also wrote that both her mother and sister have also struggled with endometriosis (a medical condition found in 5 to 10 percent of women that involves the development of uterine-lining tissue on the surfaces of abdominal organs.)
Hough wanted to tell the truth last week about her condition in order to help others and even though her management wanted her to tell the viewers of DWTS something else was wrong, she refused. “Last week my management and the other people around me were trying to think of something else I could say that was wrong with me, but I was like, don’t worry,” she wrote. “I want to be a good role model. I want to be honest. Maybe some girl out there won’t wait too long like I did. I’m just glad I’m taking care of it now because I want to have babies some day.”
Her surgery on Monday was done laparascopically through her belly button so Hough won’t have a scar.
Hough will be taking the next week off from DWTS, but says that she is eager to return to the show for a possible finale face-off with her brother Derek and his partner Brooke Burke. “A few people have written in to this blog about wanting a Hough vs. Hough final, and I think that would be great fun,” she writes. “I hope it happens!”
Well, Julianne may still get her chance…that is if next week Edyta can keep Cody from being eliminated.
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