March 07, 2009 10:00 AM by Paulene Hinds
Both Access Hollywood host Nancy O’Dell and singer Jewel have left the competition due to extreme injuries from rehearsals. Jewel has broken tibia bones in both legs, while Nancy O’Dell has a torn meniscus. Gilles Marini has also injured himself, being diagnosed with tendonitis in his left shoulder and groin area. He has been taking ibuprofen for the pain and inflammation and says that those injuries will not prevent him from dancing the cha-cha with his professional partner Chery Burke this coming Monday when Dancing With The Stars premieres on ABC.
“I am going to do everything in my power to keep dancing.” “I will dance on Monday, no question,” Gilles Marini told People Magazine.
Some are saying that season 8 of Dancing With The Stars is cursed, especially since the dancers are dropping out of the competition like flies and the season hasn’t even aired yet. Could there be a competiting television network out there making voodoo dolls of all of the contestants, hoping to peck them off one by one to keep Dancing With The Stars ratings down? What do you think? Join our TV Magazine message boards and have your say!
Season 8 of Dancing With The Stars returns March 9 on ABC!
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