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Dancing with the Stars: Jennifer Grey to Have Surgery After ‘Dancing’ Injury

December 03, 2010 09:00 AM by Shayla Perry

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Now that she and dancing partner, Derek Hough have beaten the competition and taken home the trophy for ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, there’s just one more pesky little thing actress Jennifer Grey needs to tend to…her ruptured disc! After sustaining the injury during the season, the Dirty Dancing actress is now ready to go under the knife.

“I ruptured a disc, and I’m gonna go home today and probably gonna have surgery this week or sometime next week,” Jennifer told Access Hollywood this week at an event in New York City.

“It’s just gonna be like a little surgery where they take out the ruptured disc thing, and you know, it won’t be a big deal. Compared to the other surgeries I had on my neck, my doctor says it won’t be a big deal,” explained Grey. “I’ll be home that night.”

The surgery may not be major, but it’s definitely necessary if Grey wants to be able to go through her daily life without pain.

So how did she make it through the competition (and win) despite her injury?

According to Grey, the rush of adrenaline she had while competing on Dancing with the Stars went a long way in helping her manage the pain.

“I gotta tell you, the win and the experience of doing–more the experience of doing ‘Dancing with the Stars’–already, like I don’t even remember the pain I was in a week ago,” said the actress. “I just have some discomfort in back that needs to be taken care of. OK, it’s a little more than discomfort.”

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