AceShowbiz - Pamela Anderson is hobbling around on crutches after injuring her ankle during rehearsals on the French TV competition show "Danse Avec les Stars" ("Dancing with The Stars") on Thursday night, October 18.
The former "Baywatch" star has taken to Instagram to share the news about her banged up calf muscle and is now fighting to perform on the show on Saturday.
"Petite Probleme I hurt my right calf muscle in rehearsal last night," she wrote on Friday. "We weren't doing anything crazy just dancing. It felt like someone threw a baseball very hard at my lower leg - I screamed and turned around and no one was there. Then realized it was my calf muscle that may have exploded?"
"I'm on my way to another Dr (insurance) this afternoon and will continue my cryotherapy and kine' every day... My hamstring is almost healed from 80% torn - so I've been doing well."
"I'm sad but hopeful that I can continue to dance. We are losing precious rehearsal time and Saturday is only 2 days away. This is my favourite dance so far... This is just another challenge. A bump in the road... I'm determined to do whatever it takes to dance on Saturday."
Pam also heaped praise on her dancing partner, Maxime Dereymez, revealing he carried the actress to her car and then to her hotel room after she could no longer dance through the pain.
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Petite problème I hurt my right calf muscle in rehearsal last night. We weren’t doing anything crazy just dancing. It felt like someone threw a baseball very hard at my lower leg- I screamed and turned around and no one was there. then realized it was my calf muscle that may have exploded? I just left IRM/MRI I’m on my way to another Dr (insurance) this afternoon and will continue my cryotherapy and kine’ every day avec. @koss.paris My hamstring is almost healed. From 80% to 10 %. torn - so I’ve been doing well and @maximedereymezofficial was perfect. He did all he could - He carried me to car and then carried me to my hotel room. Kine’ came to my room. My mom stayed with me through the night I cannot move my foot towards me. I cannot put pressure on my foot without pqin. I’m on crutches now. Î’m sad but hopeful that I can continue to dance. We are losing precious rehearsal time And Saturday is only 2 days away. This is my favorite dance so far. To one of my favorite artists who I admire so much. I love it. It’s so fun. I want to share it. I was energetic and happy dancing. This is just another challenge. A bump in the road. I’ve been compensating for my 1st injury on right leg. Putting more work on the left leg. I guess it’s common to keep getting hurt. Î’m determined to do what ever it takes to dance on Saturday 💃🕺🏽 It’s a shame there was no ice at rehearsal studio last night? We waited 45 min for ICE there was nothing there - big mistake, Now we know it’s blood trapped between 2 muscles. Like ‘tennis leg’ injury I’m drinking lots of water. No fat in diet. Vegan - (it’s the quickest way to heal) like is presented in the film I co produced with James Cameron. @gamechangersmovie I have the best team. Between @adilrami ❤️ in Marseille and @dals_tf1 in Paris - All around me are supportive and are doing all they can to help me get ready for Saturday ... 🙏 We will have to wait and see. 😇 Pamela 😘
Former Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere, 1980s pop icon Lio, actress Heloise Martin, and former soccer star Basile Boli are also among the contestants on the ninth season of the hit French show.