Dancing with the Stars Injury! Good Morning America's Ginger Zee 'Won't Know Until' Monday If She Can Perform on Finale
Ginger Zee has injured her pelvis and is having back spasms as a result
Ginger Zee has worked hard to make it to the Dancing with the Stars finals, but now the Good Morning America meteorologist be forced to sit out Monday’s performance finale.
As originally reported by ABC News, a source confirms to PEOPLE that Zee has injured her pelvis and is having back spasms as a result.
“Right now she can’t dance at 100 percent and [troupe member] Jenna Johnson is standing in for her during camera blocking today,” says the source. “She won’t know until tomorrow if she can do the dances. Ginger is seeing the show’s physical therapist and is resting so that hopefully she will be able to dance tomorrow night.”
In an interview with PEOPLE on Saturday, Zee revealed she is slated to pay homage to the legendary film dance duo Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire on Monday.
“I mean, how could a Ginger go on DWTS without channeling Ginger Rodgers,” said Zee, who is partnered with dance pro Val Chmerkovskiy. “But I will say that Ginger and Fred’s routines are deceptively complicated. They have ballroom elements but also jazz, Broadway and tap. Val has never done tap before so we’ve both been learning something new.”
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“I’ve really learned how much I can accomplish in life from competing on this show,” she continued. “I’ve pushed myself to my limits and beyond and I feel so much stronger because of it.”
Contestants Nyle DiMarco, Kim Fields and Jodie Sweetin have all also suffered injuries this season.
Season 22 of Dancing with the Stars‘ two-night finale begins Monday (at 8 p.m. ET) on ABC.