A machine that is now, sadly, suffering some mechanical problems: DHough just had a freak accident and ended up suffering injuries to both his right foot and his left ankle. Yipes.
What happened, exactly? Unclear—but apparently it was stair-related. "Wish I had a cooler story to tell," Hough said in an Insta caption. "All that dancing, flipping, jumping and the thing that stops me in my tracks is something as simple as a light and some stairs."
Luckily, best bud Mark Ballas was by his side in the emergency room. And luckily for us, even in the face of ickiness, the two of them were still able to snap goofy sadface photos, as best buds do:
Double womp. (Instagram)
Hough's understudy, Taylor Frey, will be taking over for him in the Spring Spectacular. But at the moment it's unclear who might step into his "DWTS" shoes—or if there's a chance he'll be back in time for Monday night's performance. We're sending all our healthy-foot vibes his way!
In the meantime, true to form, Hough is staying positive:
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
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Madison Jordan and Jarrod Tyler Paulson brought their real-life romance to the audition stage. (Adam Rose/FOX)
It's usually right around the third or fourth week of "So You Think You Can Dance" audition rounds that we start itching for the live shows. Sure, the auditions are fun, inspiring, and entertaining, but at a certain point, we reach audition saturation. (And the live shows are just so good and feature so much more Cat Deeley.)
All that said, Nigel and co. kept things spicy this week, so our attention remained firmly glued to the screen. (It's been 16 seasons—who are we to doubt Nigel Lythgoe, sir?) Here's how it all went down.
When it comes to injury-prone body parts, knees reign supreme for dancers. But a little strengthening can go a long way in preventing painful outcomes. We turned to Dirk Hartog, a physical therapist with Westside Dance Physical Therapy in NYC, for three exercises that'll support and stabilize your knees.