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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.'"