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Dancing With the Stars: Injuries Are Getting Ridiculous

March 13, 2009 04:00 PM by Paulene Hinds

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What is going on? Is someone sabotaging this season of Dancing With The Stars? This week there is not just one, or two injuries to report, but three! Sex and The City actor Gilles Marini has justsuffered another shoulder injury goingbeyond just tendinitis, he has actually separated it.

Gilles Marinisays he is staying in the competition though and his rep told Access Hollywood, “Gilles Marini has separated his shoulder but still is dancing.”

Last Monday night Gilles Mariniand his pro partnerChery Burkewowed the judges with their steamy cha cha cha, receiving the highest score for the evening…a 24 out of 30!

Gilles Marinihad hurt himself prior to going on stage last week, but did not attend a clinic or go for X-rays until Wednesday.

“We found out yesterday,” the rep saidadding, “His shoulder was hurt on Monday, but we just found out yesterday.”

Gilles Marini will be dancing the quick step with Chery Burke this Monday on Dancing With The Stars. He is the fifth contestant to suffer a serious injury since rehearsals began. Access Hollywood’s Nancy O’Dell left the show just days before the premiere due to a torn meniscus in her knee and country singer Jewel had toback outas well whenshe fractured tibia in both legs while rehearsing.

On top of their injuries, Steve Wozniak fractured a bone in his foot this week whichrequires him to wear a foot brace when not dancing and Steve-O is having severe back issues which may forcehim out of the competition.

Will there be more cast changes this week on Dancing With The Stars? It is an interesting season for sure.

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