Lindsey Stirling may have to withdraw from ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" due to a rib injury sustained during practice on Sunday, Oct. 29, TV Guide reported. We've learned she suffered a blunt rib injury and possible separation, and the pain's so enormous it could force her to bow out of Monday's show.
"I'm going to be so mad if, like, I've blown it".
TMZ went to the hospital to interview Stirling and her partner Mark Ballas while they were waiting to learn if she'd be able to dance this week. "We've worked so hard".
A spokesperson for ABC confirmed to Variety that Sterling did in fact suffer the injury, but wasn't able to confirm whether the pain would be too much for her to continue with the competition.
Neither Lindsey nor Mark have taken to social media to post about their status on the show.
The two-time Mirrorball Trophy victor returned to the show for season 25 after taking a few years off, and his connection with Stirling has had the judges singing their praises this season. In the event she's unable to perform, per the competition's rules, she'll be forced to forfeit.
On top of their couples dance Monday night, Team Stark, as they call themselves, were set to perform a Halloween Monster Mash group dance with Terrell Owens, Cheryl Burke, Jordan Fisher, Lindsay Arnold, Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev.
Mark was then shown telling Lindsey to breathe through her pain, relax and allow him to help her during this time of need.
A serious injury could put one of the frontrunners on Dancing with the Stars season 25 in jeopardy.