After a painful series of mishaps
during her week of rehearsals, Jodie Sweetin hit the Dancing With the Stars
stage on Monday and delivered a powerhouse performance.
While preparing for their contemporary routine re-enacting the destructive, emotional dance from the music video
for Pink's 2012 single "Try," Sweetin suffered a few painful injuries.
For a while, it seemed almost impossible that she would be able to continue on competing on DWTS. Luckily, doctors gave her the all-clear, as she didn't actually fracture her ankle. However, the injury did require Sweetin and Motsepe to rethink a few of their moves so as to not put too much strain on her already-strained ankle.
From twirls to lifts to dancing on furniture (and Motsepe even crashing through a breakaway table), their performance was one of the night's greatest highlights. The partners ended up earning a score of 25 out of 30 for their ambitious efforts.
Sweetin spoke with ET after the show, where she opened up about pressing on even after getting temporarily sidelined.
"I didn't want to go out that way. I didn't want to go out because of an accident, I wanted to keep going," Sweetin said, explaining that she had badly bruised the bone along the side of her foot. "I will do anything and try anything, and I think we just bumped our limits [tonight]."
Sweetin wasn't the only star battling injury this week. The Facts of Lifeactress Kim Fields
was also struggling with a serious ankle strain during rehearsals with her partner, Sasha Farber.
Despite the damage, Fields refused to let it hold her back, and the two pulled off a super-fun jive of "You Can't Stop The Beat" from Hairspray. The high-energy dance earned them a formidable score of 24.