Kym Johnson returns to 'Dancing With The Stars' after injury (Spoilers)
Kym Johnson returned to "Dancing With The Stars" on Monday, May 16, days after suffering an injury that landed her in the hospital.
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The 34-year-old Australian pro-dancer did not sport the neck brace she has worn since her Friday accident as she and Ward danced their Tango. They appeared teary-eyed as all of the judges each gave them a perfect 10 for their dance.
Johnson then suffered another mishap - a wardrobe malfuction that prompted co-host Tom Bergeron to tell her to fix the front of her dress.
While waiting for her score backstage with Brooke Burke, Johnson said, "I feel so blessed and lucky to be okay."
"She's a warrior, I love her," Ward added.
Johnson was admitted to a Los Angeles on Friday, May 13, after falling and injuring her neck during a practice session.
She and the Pittsburgh Steelers football star are one of four finalists and are frontrunners in the 12th season of ABC's ballroom dancing show. The other three celebrities left on the series are "Karate Kid" actor Ralph Macchio, actress Kirstie Alley and Disney Channel star Chelsea Kane.
Johnson said on her Twitter page on Saturday that she was feeling better and that he her mother had come to visit her.
"I feel so incredibly blessed and lucky not to be injured worse and to have the most caring sweet partner in Hines," Johnson Tweeted on Sunday.
Earlier this month, Macchio suffered from a ruptured cyst in his knee. He said on his Twitter page on Sunday: "Thanks all for asking - yes! leg is better!"
In the past professional dancers have been replaced when unable to perform with their stars.
In 2009, during season 9, both Derek Hough and Lacey Schwimmer were unable to compete because of an illness and Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Anna Trebunskaya stepped in to dance for the week with their partners Joanna Krupa and Mark Dacascos.
In 2008, during season 7, Julianne Hough was hospitalized with appendicitis and Edyta Sliwinska stepped in to take her place and dance with Cody Linley.
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On Monday's episode, Johnson, Alley, Macchio and Kane and their partners will dance three routines - a ballroom and Latin dance they have never done before and a winner-takes-all Cha Cha.
On Tuesday's results show, one couple is set to be eliminated.
Also, season 4 champion Apolo Anton Ohno, season 9 winner Donny Osmond and season 7 finalist Warren Sapp will return to "provide color commentary on their memorable individual freestyle routines," ABC says, while season 2 winners Drew Lachey and pro-dancer Cheryl Burke will perform their fan favorite freestyle "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy."
Also on Tuesday's results show, Singer Stevie Nicks will perform two sings - her hit "Landslide" and her new single "Secret Love" from her new CD "In Your Dreams." Hip hop artist Pitbull, accompanied by Ne-Yo and Nayer, wille sing his track "Give Me Everything" from his newest album, "Planet Pit."