Derek Hough Sick With Strep Throat Before Perfect \'DWTS\' Week
DEREK HOUGH, BINDI IRWIN
Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC    

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Derek Hough Sick With Strep Throat Before Perfect ‘DWTS’ Week

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Tamar Braxton's scary trip to the ER was all the buzz on last night's episode of Dancing With the Stars Season 21, but it turns out she wasn't the only one who was seriously ill — Derek Hough was suffering, too!

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Frontrunner Bindi Irwin dished to People that her partner has been suffering from strep throat all week, which certainly helps explain his confusion and stress in the video package this week.

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"Honestly, every single day I wanted to say, 'Let's just lay down' because you could see the pain," the sweet 17-year-old said of her partner. "I don't know how he walked into that rehearsal room every day."

As for Derek, he told People he did what he always does when he gets sick: pump himself full of vitamins. "I've had two IVs this week with fluids and vitamins," he explained.

DEREK HOUGH, BINDI IRWIN
Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC    

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This explains Bindi’s gushing Instagram post about how much Derek means to her! Clearly, he'll do whatever it takes not to let her down. The good news is, they scored a perfect 30 for their gorgeous Viennese Waltz and for their duet Charleston with Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas, so it all paid off.