Jewel checked in with fans on her blog at her official web site on Wednesday (February 25), revealing that she has tendonitis in her knees after all the practicing in preparation for ‘Dancing with the Stars’. While talking about getting “steroids” for treatment may prompt some to wonder if the ABC hit is about to experience a performance enhancing scandal, she’s likely referring to a cortisone shot, a anti inflammatory steroid as opposed to a muscle building anabolic steroid. Jewel tells readers:
I guess I really over did it on the rehearsal front! My knees have been hurting so badly that I finally broke down and talked to Ty’s knee doctor yesterday. He said I have tendonitis in my knees and that I have to start a course of medicine to try and bring the swelling down. Yuck! It’s mainly my left knee, and I can’t believe I hurt it so badly… Ty warned me I was over doing it, and now he got a big ol’ ‘I told you so’ in. The worst part is that I can’t rehearse for the next couple days. It was just so fun to dance 8 hours a day- especially considering I only had 3 weeks to cram not only for my first dance- cha cha, but to learn the fundamentals of about 6 other dances that I will have to know. But now I’m just worried I won’t even be able to dance! Hopefully these steroids will really do the trick and I can keep bad flare ups at a bay in the future.
The entire post at jeweljk.com has since been removed.