Jewel checked in with fans on her blog at her official web site on Thursday (March 5), revealing that her injuries were worse than originally thought and she’ll have to bow out of ‘Dancing with the Stars’. The singer songwriter tells readers:
Well, as many of you know I have been having trouble with my knees after rehearsing long hours for Dancing With The Stars. The doctors thought I had tendonitis, but when I wasn’t feeling better after some rest, I decided to get an MRI. When I heard the results I was in utter disbelief. The doctors told me that not one, but both of my legs were fractured!! He said my left one was particularly bad, and that I had to not only stop dancing, but stop walking and use crutches!!!
Jewel added that she hopes to compete on the ABC show another season after healing. The message at jeweljk.com has since been removed.