Melissa Gilbert suffers concussion in Dancing With the Stars accident
LOS ANGELES — Melissa Gilbert is recovering from a mild concussion and whiplash she sustained on the set of “Dancing With the Stars” on Monday. But despite a trip to the hospital during the taping of the show, she told fans she’s “all right.”
Gilbert was performing the pasodoble with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy when she bonked her head on the hardwood dance floor. Though she was able to finish her dance and speak with the judges after, she later told fellow dancers that she was feeling dizzy and lightheaded.
Gilbert was gone at the end of the broadcast, which is when host Tom Bergeron announced that she had been taken to the hospital.
She later tweeted from her hospital bed, “I’m alright. Mild concussion and whiplash. Very soon I will be safely home resting and being taken care of.”
And she is not holding any grudges against her dance partner. She tweeted, “MaksimC you are my champion. I adore you. GavinDeGraw bless your heart for carrying me down those stairs!”
The former “Little House on the Prairie” star opted not to participate in Tuesday’s show after her doctor told her to take a “rest day.”