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‘DWTS’ Star JoJo Siwa's Partner Jenna Johnson Injured During Live Performance

Sep. 22 2021, Published 3:06 p.m. ET

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Jojo Siwa's partner on Dancing With The Stars, Jenna Johnson, injured herself during the first live performance of the show.

The dancer had to take a day off from rehearsals to give herself some time to heal and claimed Jojo has been "the sweetest human in the world."

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Jenna opened up about the incident, saying, "no one had ever done this before." She also blamed herself, stating she should have been more careful to avoid the mishap.

"I should have known that there was going to be a flaw in the system, but no one had ever done this before," Jenna commented. "I slipped on Jojo's dress, and both my feet actually came out from under me."

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She continued detailing the injury she suffered from the occurrence.

"While I was in that process of trying to squeeze and not fall... my knee kind of tweaked, kind of slipped out of place, came back in," she claimed. "Very unfortunate, but there's no way that I would miss out on week two!"

As to what she's been doing to recover from the unexpected event, Jenna said, "They made me take a day off to just rest. So, icing the knee, but I feel fine. I did some therapy last night."

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Jenna also revealed that Jojo had been such a "star student" and a "great partner" despite the setback. She said Jojo has FaceTimed her multiple times to check in, also making sure she's practicing her dance moves correctly.

"She is the sweetest human in the world," Johnson confessed. "She's just like, star student, already practicing at home."

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Although, Jenna also expressed her disappointment regarding the incident, claiming that she felt like she had taken "away from Jojo's moments" on the show.

"Obviously, I'm so disappointed because I feel like I took away from Jojo's moments, because this was such an epic night for us, for Dancing With The Stars, for her," she added. "But I think that even with this stupid little slip-up, [JoJo] did incredible. Even with that fall, I think it highlighted her, because it showed what a great partner she is."

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This year, Jojo and Jenna made history as the first same-sex partner to ever compete on the long-running dance show. When Jojo, who recently had come out as an LGBTQ member, first found about the news, she expressed her excitement to be on the show and meet her dance partner. "To be dancing with a girl, I think it's cool," she said. "I can't wait to meet my partner!"

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