Monday night, Derek told On the Red Carpet he has a bulging disc in his vertebrae that became inflamed that day. "I've had it for a couple years," he explained to Zap2it, "but once it flares up — like it did today — it sort of immobilizes me."
Guess he really meant it! During Tuesday’s Week 6 Results Show, Derek told Brooke Burke-Charvet he would be stepping out next week, due to his injury. "Just to take precaution I think next week I'm going to have to step out a little bit and have Mr. MB — Mark Ballasstep in with his previous partner."
Wow. Well, the good news is Mark will be able to dance with Shawn Johnson, his winning Season 8 partner. But no Derek? Eek. Get well soon, man!
Catch a new episode of Dancing With the Stars Season 15: All-Stars on Monday, November 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT onABC.