Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Photo: Lauren Alaina Shines at the CMT Music Awards on June 8, 2011

American Idol fans were sad to hear that Season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina recently fell down yet another flight of stairs, badly spraining her ankle. But the show must go on, and the spunky country singer toughed it out at the following Idol summer tour performance, injury and all. Lauren chatted with Country Weekly about her latest mishap.

[Click here for a video of Lauren Alaina performing with her sprained ankle.]

“I open up the second half of the show,” said Lauren. “I wanted to try on a new outfit, which was this short dress and really high heels. I was pretty nervous about performing in the high heels, so I decided to practice before the show by walking down some stairs at the venue. Well, the stairs weren't really even, and I ended up falling and spraining my ankle and hitting my head.”

Lauren’s been instructed to stay in her cast for two weeks, though she may not hold out that long: “I’m stubborn, so I’ll probably only wear it a week. It’s really hard to perform in it. I’ve put little diamonds all over it.”

[Check out pictures of Lauren goofing around on tour (and kissing Scotty!)]

Poor girl! Maybe Idol producers could swing for some dance lessons to prevent these slip-ups? Or maybe Lauren should trade the high heels for a pair of stylish boots, which are more country anyway. They’re certainly better than a cast.

Source: Country Weekly