Derek Hough Gets Hurt During Practice with Brooke Burke

Brooke wrote on her blog about Derek Hough getting hurt while practicing for their Dancing with the Stars performance. Here’s an excerpt of what happened:

It has been an intense weekend, especially yesterday when Derek and I almost found ourselves out of the competition. Saturday, on the CBS stage, we were practicing as usual when Derek accidentally tripped over a box, while walking backwards. As he tried to break his fall, by jumping up, his foot caught a stage light which sent him further into the air. He landed on his back on the wooden dance floor and smashed the back of his head. He was disoriented, blacked out for a few seconds, and was flattened out in pain. He couldn’t move, I sat beside him as he layed there and we waited for help to arrive. Our producers called 911 and the paramedics arrived to carefully examine him. He suffered a neck injury last season which had him down for a week, so the reoccurance was definately scary. They rushed him off, stretcher and all, in the ambulance for further testing in the ER.

Derek hurt himself last season too. Amazing that a dancer with such wonderful precision on the dance floor could be so clumsy. Although, I don’t think I’m one to talk either.