VIDEO: Kym Johnson the Morning Before She Was Rushed to the Hospital
By Raphael Chestang
Hines Ward's "Dancing with the Stars" partner Kym Johnson was rushed to the hospital last week and ET was with the dancing duo before Kym's accident.
"You don't want to, sort of, look back and have any regrets -- you didn't work hard enough or put enough hours in -- so this week we're definitely pushing it," Kym told us on Friday morning. "It'll all be worth it if we make the final and then after the final then we can relax."
This week Hines and Kym are scheduled to perform three dances: the salsa, the Argentine tango and a winner-takes-all cha-cha for which one dancing couple will get an extra 15 points. According to Hines, the cha-cha is crucial because it would almost guarantee him a spot in the finals.
"Thank you everyone for your concern, love and support," Kym tweeted after her mishap on Friday. "I'm a little shaken up, sore but I will be fine. I want to give a special thanks to everyone at Cedar Sinai. The Doctors, Nurses and Staff were so amazing."
According to Hines' facebook page, Kym fell during practice and injured her neck, but she planned to "continue with [Hines] in the competition and get back to rehearsals as soon as possible."
Kym has been a part of three semi-finals on the hit dancing competition but she revealed that "this is the toughest semi-finals [she's] ever been a part of."
"This week's definitely the hardest on all the couples probably," said Hines. "It's been stressful on everybody."
As of Saturday, Kym was "feeling better" according to a late-night tweet sent by the ballroom beauty.
Tune in to see how well Kym bounces back on "Dancing with the Stars" Monday on ABC.