Melissa Suffers Concussion on DWTS
When the stars gathered for the final moments of week 4 on season 14 of DWTS, former "Little House on the Prairie" actress Melissa Gilbert was not among them. Commenting that you never know what might happen on a live show, Tom Bergeron announced,"She injured herself, and as a precaution she's gone to the hospital to get checked out."
He promised an update on Tuesday night, but nervous onlookers couldn't wait that long for news. Even as the paparazzi were chasing after the ambulance that was speeding Melissa to Cedars Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, DWTS fans took to the Twitterverse to find out what happened. Their concern was heightened by the fact that during the previous week's annual "most memorable year" show, Melissa had picked the year she recovered from surgery after a broken back.
To everyone's relief, though, a back re-injury was not the problem. Melissa herself tweeted at 12:44 a.m.: "I'm alright. Mild concussion and whiplash. Very soon I will be safely home resting and being taken care of." Two minutes later she sent a tweet to @GavinDeGraw, saying, "you are my champion. I adore you. bless your heart for carrying me down those stairs!"Then responses started pouring in wishing her well, including a tweet from the "Unofficial Fan Twitter dedicated to Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Melissa's partner on the show: "Thank God! So relieved to hear you're alright! Thanks for updating us. We were all very worried!"