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Maria Menounos Breaks 2 Ribs in 'Dancing with the Stars' Rehearsal


Pictured: Maria Menounos (Pacific Coast News)more pics » Maria Menounos (FameFlynet Pictures) While most celebs come away with stories of awesome weight loss and fancy footwork during their Dancing with the Stars season, Maria Menounos now has the story of how she broke two ribs while training for the reality show.

The TV personality suffered "two broken ribs" after falling on partner Derek Hough's knee during rehearsal. "It happened about a week before the cha cha," Hough told Us Weekly. "But she's doing great."

The 33-year-old isn't letting the cracked ribs get her down. Menounos said when her partner tried to coax her out of practicing she wouldn't have it. "I kept saying, 'We are not talking about this! We are dancing," she recalled. "'I am having the best time of my life and I need to power through.'"

There's not much you can do for Maria+Menounos in Maria Menounos & Derek Hough Interviewed For broken ribs (she's "having shots and taking calcium"), so Ms. Menounos is pressing on and making sure to not make the injury worse. "I'm icing when I get home," she explained. "My friend Joe drives me from rehearsals and I have a pedicure station with ice in it in my car, so I ice my whole body down."

And she's gotten a professional opinion. "The doctors said they can feel the bone growing and it's a good sign," she said. "The doctor told me to rest but I said there is no way I can quit. I have been just doing the best I can."

She and Hough tied for second with William Levy in Monday's show with a score of 25/30. The first contestant from season 14 will be eliminated tonight.

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  • Maria Menounos in Celebs At 'Dancing With The Stars' Practice
  • Maria Menounos in Celebs At 'Dancing With The Stars' Practice
  • Maria Menounos in Celebs At 'Dancing With The Stars' Practice
  • Maria Menounos in Celebs At 'Dancing With The Stars' Practice
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