The pro dancer has taken to social media to share his health update with his fans as well as announce that he will continue MIA when 'Dancing with the Stars' season 24 returns next Monday.
When asked about the rumor, fiancee Peta Murgatroyd confirmed it to Access Hollywood after Monday, March 27 episode, "He's having a surgery done, yeah." She added, "But then rehabs starts after that. It's serious in that regard; it's not just like an ice pack situation."
However, she later affirmed that Maksim was a "quick healer" and "gonna be fine." Peta went on joking that during his days off, he would have to feed their new baby, Shia, and change his diapers.
During the interview, Maksim's dance partner Heather Morris revealed that she missed her partner. She said, "It was very very, it's difficult, 'cause you create such a relationship with somebody and you're comfortable with them, and then they're kinda gone."
Not wanting to make his fans too worried about his condition, on Tuesday, March 28 Maksim took to Instagram to share his current health update. He posted a photo of himself in a hospital, donning a patient gown, baseball cap and black sneakers. He wrote in the caption, "Thank you all for so much love and support! And for having @heatherrelizabethh back with all your votes."
Thank you all for so much love and support! And for having @heatherrelizabethh back with all your votes 🙏🏻 I'm also very excited about her and @alanbersten Tango next week 😜 Please rest assured that I'm taking this thing very seriously and, although I don't have a concrete return date, I'll give it my all! In the mean time here's me, making bad social media choices 🤡
Unfortunately, he also announced that he wouldn't be dancing again with Heather on next week's episode. Alan Bersten would again replace his place to dance Tango with the "Glee" alum next week. He continued writing, "Please rest assured that I'm taking this thing very seriously and, although I don't have a concrete return date, I'll give it my all!" he added.
The Ukrainian-born dancer injured his calf last Friday, March 24 during Jive rehearsal with Heather. "It's my calf muscle. F**k. It just felt like something hit it...I can't stand on it," he said in footage aired on "Good Morning America", while holding an obvious pain. He added, "This is not good."