Health scares are becoming a dime a dozen on Dancing with the Stars
these days. Just days after Julianne Hough
found out that her stomach pains that required a trip to the hospital were because of a condition called endometriosis, her fellow Dancing with the Stars
professional, Lacey Schwimmer
, has found out that she has the disease as well.
Lacey Schwimmer, who rose to national fame on FOX's So You Think You Can Dance
before changing networks and joining Dancing with the Stars
, found out today that she is in the early stages of the condition that causes uterine tissue to grow outside of the uterus.
“A few days ago, I started feeling very shaky, very weak, and I had awful cramps … I didn't really know what was going on,” Lacey told The Insider
. “I went to go get checked out today and I actually have the beginning onset of what Julianne has.”
Endometriosis is a common but often painful condition that afflicts 5 to 10 percent of women. Since she and her doctors caught the disease in the early stages, surgery will not be necessary for her. She is currently taken medication and will continue dancing with Lance Bass
“It hurts very bad,” Lacey said. “Right now I'm insanely weak, and the room is spinning.”
Earlier this week, Julianne Hough went under the knife for a procedure related to her condition. Doctors removed her appendix because there was a chance that it would become infected by endometriotic cysts. Edyta Sliwinska
will take over coaching duties for Julianne's partner, Cody Linley
, while she recovers from surgery.
Lacey Schwimmer is paired with former *NSYNC member Lance Bass. This week was the first week in which they topped the judges' leaderboard, inching out former frontrunners Brooke Burke
and Derek Hough
by a single point. Both teams will be back to dance again next week.
-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer
(Image courtesy of ABC)