After taking the “Dancing with the Stars” floor for her performance on Monday night, Lauren Alaina revealed a startling fact.
As Alaina stood before the judges alongside her dance partner Gleb Savchenko, judge Carrie Ann Inaba remarked to her that her core was remarkably strong during their dance to Sarah Vaughan’s “Whatever Lola Wants”.
Afterward, though, Alaina admitted, “I have four hurt ribs.”
The country star explained, “When she said my core looked strong I looked straight at Gleb because all I have been trying to do is pretend my ribs aren’t broken this whole competition.”
She explained that she is not sure all four ribs are broken but she knows at least one is.
“I fractured the one on the left the first week of the show,” she said, “and I haven’t had these X-rayed, but they don’t feel great.”
Savchenko added, “She’s so strong. I’m so proud that she got through it. We had a tough week and I’m really proud of you. You did a great job.”
The pair would get a nine from each judge, giving them a score of 27 out of 30.