Former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe is one tough woman. She danced last week despite injuring her ankle prior to showtime. And, she still managed to get the second highest score of the night. Kaitlyn managed the pain and nailed the performance with partner Artem Chigvintsev. Yesterday and today she updated fans on if she will take the dance floor Monday night.
Kaitlyn still waiting for test results
This Dancing With the Stars fan favorite is hoping to perform Monday night despite still being in pain. She went to her Instagram Sunday to share an update with fans. While she didn’t have actual test results back from her MRI, she said her ankle is a little better. Kaitlyn did say it’s incredibly sore still.
Monday night, she and Artem are set to dance Disney night with Kaitlyn being Moana. What is concerning to Kaitlyn is not being able to rehearse as much as she’d like. She isn’t sure she is completely ready to compete. However, she is hoping to go out and give it her all. Jason Tartick has been by her side all week and helping her through. He’s incredibly proud of her for continuing to push forward.
Kaitlyn told Good Morning America, “Luckily Moana is a little barefoot wonder and she can dance in bare feet, which helps my ankle.” She has been doing everything possible to care for her ankle and was hoping to have official results today. She went on to say, “I’ve been doing a lot of physical therapy, just certain stretches, we do icing, we do taping. We do everything possible and elevating it when I’m not dancing.”
She’s still worried going into tonight
Kaitlyn is worried about her week three performance, but also about the weeks ahead. She said, “If I’m thinking positively and long term being here for a while, it’s a little scary to think I’m going to have to nurse this thing the whole way though, but I’m trying to stay positive and go day by day. But it’s definitely worrying me a little bit.”
However, her worrying tonight was all for nothing. She danced her heart out as she always does and received a great score. She and Artem danced the Rumba to “How Far I’ll Go” by Moana scoring a 23 out of 30.
Kaitlyn isn’t giving up and fans are loving it. How do you think Kaitlyn did tonight despite still being injured? Stay tuned for more updates.
UPDATE: Her ankle is not broken. MRI showed she’s suffering from tendonitis and shin splints.
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