Ricki Lake Dealing With Rib Pain Leading Up To Week 6 On Dancing With The Stars

Friday night at the GLSEN Respect Awards, Ricki Lake told Xfinitytv that “Something is out of whack” with her rib.

“[Actually] I can’t tell if it’s my rib or a muscle around it. It’s on my left side, under my boob. “It’s been bothering me when I breathe in since yesterday, so I’m having it checked out tomorrow,” Ricki said. “[I’m seeing] my doctor that works on my knees, he works on my toe. He’s a chiropractor.” But the determined Hairspray actress, who thrilled DWTS fans with her Psycho-themed dance with partner Derek Hough two weeks ago, insisted, “I’m fine. I don’t want to complain. I’m really trying to be a trouper and give it my all.”

Ricki also talked of Derek and their upcoming dance this week….

“It’s getting more and more intense,” Ricki admitted. “He expects and lot and he’s hard core and his choreography is really hard, but I’m hoping to deliver when it counts on Monday.” That’s when Ricki and the other remaining stars will perform to Broadway tunes. “I love it,” crowed Ricki, whose John Waters’ movie Hairspray was later turned into a hit musical. “It is like a dream.” Ricki wouldn’t reveal what song she’d be dancing to, but said, “It’s [from] one of my favorite musicals. It’s a song I could sing backwards and forwards and I’m doing the quickstep. It’s a very tough dance but hopefully I’ll pull it off.”

Let’s hope all is well and her rib issue won’t be an issue tomorrow night!! Good luck Team Drickilous!!