Rumer Willis Hangs Up Her 'Dancing Shoes' on the Dancing with the Stars Live Tour After Foot Injury
The 26-year-old is suffering from "a few stress fractures"
The 26-year-old shared a shot of her injured foot on Instagram early Thursday morning, captioning the black-and-white pic: “I have to hang up my dancing shoes for a little bit because of a few stress fractures in my foot but it’s not gonna stop me from singing for you guys on the #DWTSlivetour”
A spokesperson for the show issued this statement to PEOPLE: “While on tour with Dancing with the Stars: Live!, Rumer Willis hurt her right foot dancing. She has been diagnosed with a stress fractures and is currently resting. While it remains unclear at this time if Rumer will be able to dance for the remainder of the tour, she is still having fun with her dancing family and will continue to be on the road with the tour. She is hanging up her dancing shoes (for now), but Rumer is still a huge part of the tour and will be singing in various numbers throughout the 90-minute show.”
Willis is understandably distraught – just three days ago, she posted on Instagram that she’d been having “an amazing time” on the tour so far.
“I am so grateful to be able to keep dancing not only for myself but for all of you guys,” she wrote.
The actress and singer previously said that her experience on the show gave her a boost of confidence, allowing her to ignore the online bullies who would have upset her before.
“When it happens now, I remind myself that focusing on people’s negative opinions will only make me feel like crap,” she told Glamour in the magazine’s July issue. “If I start to get discouraged, I take a step back and go, ‘All right, I don’t feel great today, but what can I do to shift how I’m thinking?’ It’s difficult, but the moment you stop saying, ‘I’m really fat,’ or ‘I’m ugly,’ and just say, ‘Wow, I have this,’ then you’ll see a change.”