Katherine Jenkins Gives Update on Her Back Injury
By ROBERT PACE
May 16, 2012
After a scary night on Monday for Katherine Jenkins in which she injured her back during her Dancing with the Stars routine, Jenkins and her partner Mark Ballas were all smiles following their advancement to the finals on Tuesday night. Jenkins updated ET as to the status of her back going into the show's final episode.
"[My back] stopped spasm-ing about midnight last night and now it's just sore," Jenkins revealed. "It'll be absolutely fine. We'll just power on through...From tomorrow, I'm not even going to talk about it." The unfortunate injury, which occurred in the final seconds of their dance, had her dancing partner Mark Ballas disappointed entering the results show.
Ballas said that after watching the replay of the incident multiple times in slow-motion, he was unable to decipher what caused the injury. "Maybe we'll try that move again in the freestyle and land it," he joked. "It's a great move. It was amazing in dress rehearsal." Ballas then showed ET how the move was supposed to be executed through a video of dress rehearsal on his phone.
Jenkins was eager to move on from the injury and not linger on the topic. "It doesn't matter what happened," she said."[The move] normally works but on that one time that we needed it to it didn't but anyway, let's not think about it anymore. Let's not watch it anymore. Let's move on."
Jenkins and Ballas will be joined in the finals by William Levy & Cheryl Burke and Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd. Burke has been a winning partner twice and finished in second place last season with Robert Kardashian; Ballas has won twice as well; and Murgatroyd was eliminated with Metta World Peace last season, her first on the show.
Find out who will be crowned winner of Dancing with the Stars' fourteenth season next week on ABC.