Kim Zolciak's stroke seems like just the latest example of what could be a Dancing with the Stars curse! RadarOnline.com takes a look at all the emergencies that have befallen contestants on the show.
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Season 12: After taking a tumble while practicing with her partner Hines Ward, Kym Johnson was rushed to the hospital for a neck injury. "After several tests, she was cleared by the medical staff, though she is bruised, sore and currently wearing a neck brace," the show's producers said in a statement at the time. "Kym plans to continue with Hines Ward in the competition and resume rehearsals as soon as possible."
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Season 21: Peta Murgatroyd had to pull out of Season 21 as Andy Grammar's partner due to an ankle injury including four torn ligaments and a piece of bone floating around in the back of her joint! The injury is going to require the dancing pro to undergo surgery and deal with 6-8 weeks of recovery.
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Season 20: Rehearsals for the new season resulted in Derek Hough going to the ER for two injured feet.
ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” – Season 14 – Week Three
Season 14: In the middle of her semi-final performance, Katherine Jenkins had a meltdown because she was suffering from lower back pain. "I'm with the Doctor, he says it was a reflectorical spasm in my lower back," she said on Twitter. "The good news is that I'm feeling better, just a little sore."
ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” – Season 14 – Week Nine
Season 6: In the middle of Christian de la Fuente's samba, the soap star was sent to the hospital after a severe muscle cramp took hold of his arm. "When we were dancing I fell back into his arms and I heard something crack," Brooke Burke said afterwards.
CHERYL BURKE, CRISTIAN DE LA FUENTE
Season 7: Following a live results show, Julianne Hough was hospitalized for stomach pain. "With stomach problems, you never know what's going on," she said in a social media post. "It could've been appendicitis. It turned out just to be a bad stomach. As my mom said, better safe than sorry."
CODY LINLEY, JULIANNE HOUGH
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Season 7: Just a day after stepping down from Season 7, Misty May-Treaner had to undergo surgery for a torn Achilles tendon. The surgery was "successful."
MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY, MISTY MAY-TREANOR
Season 8: Just shy of the premiere, Season 8 said goodbye to two competitors — Jewel and Nancy O'Dell — due to injuries. O'Dell suffered from a torn meniscus in her knee, and Jewel from fractured tibias.
JEWEL, NANCY O’DELL
Season 9: Steve O had to go to the hospital because he fell on a mic during rehearsals and hurt his back.
STEVE-O, LACEY SCHWIMMER
Season 8: During practice, Melissa Rycroft got hurt and was taken to the hospital where she found out she had a disc herniation at the C4-C5 level of her cervical spine.
MELISSA RYCROFT, TONY DOVOLANI
Season 9: In the week leading up to the kick-off for Season 9, Tom DeLay thought he suffered from a stress fracture, but later found out it was only a pre-stress fracture.
ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” – Season 9
Season 14: After hitting her head on the floor, Melissa Gilbert was hospitalized for a mild concussion and whiplash.
ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” – Season 14 – Week Seven
Season 16: Due to a spinal injury, Dorothy Hamill withdrew from the competition. "I have taken the advice of my spine surgeon and I need to withdraw from the competition," she said.
ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” – Season 16 – Week Ten
Season 17: Bill Nye was eliminated a week after he tore his quad and decided to keep dancing against his doctor's advice.