Jodie Sweetin may have to sit out “Dancing With the Stars” Monday. The “Fuller House” actress injured herself during rehearsals Thursday when her partner, Keo Motsepe, fell on her ankle.
The April 25 show will feature the series’ so-called Famous Dance Night, and, according to E Online, Jodie and Keo were practicing a move from Pink’s “Try” music video when things went wrong. In a video released Friday, Jodie and Keo are seen rehearsing in the “Dancing With the Stars” studio with choreographers RJ Durell and Nick Florez.
As the pair is performing the tricky move, Keo apparently loses his balance and falls on his partner’s leg. Jodie, 34, cries out in pain and slams her hand on the mat. “You landed on my ankle,” she tells him, adding that she “doesn’t want to be done.” The video concludes with emergency personnel taking Jodie out of the studio on a stretcher with her ankle covered in bandages.
“Jodie hurt her foot ... rehearsing for Monday’s show,” a representative of the series said in a statement cited by E Online. “This is one of the toughest nights of the season, as the couples have to take on famous dances and recreate some of the greatest routines of all time. At this point, she is resting her foot and taking it day by day.”
Neither Jodie nor Keo has not mentioned the rehearsal mishap on social media, but the 26-year-old professional dancer did share a photograph of themselves during practice.
— Keo Motsepe (@keodancer) April 22, 2016
Jodie’s affliction didn’t mark the first time a Season 22 contestant has been injured on the ABC show. Pro dancer Mark Ballas missed a performance last month after hurting his back, and contestant Nyle DiMarco had to get stitches after cutting a finger.
“Dancing With the Stars” airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m. EDT.