One of the strongest couples on the current season of Dancing with the Stars just can’t seem to get a break. Only days after pro Lindsay Arnold revealed she’s recovering from a potentially serious knee injury, her celeb partner, Jordan Fisher, was forced to quit rehearsal early to get treatment for a scratched cornea.
“His eye is looking worse and he left rehearsal early to go to the doctor,” an insider told People magazine. “He also had to cancel some other commitments he had later in the day.”
During Monday night’s semifinals, where he and Arnold pushed through their respective injuries to nab the only perfect score of the night, Fisher revealed to host Erin Andrews what he was struggling with.
“I have a scratched cornea [due to] a nail in the eye,” he said, adding after his and Arnold’s performance, “everything hurts.”
“Light hurts, blinking hurts, keeping my eyes open hurts, it’s hard to see but it’s just one of those freak things,” he said. “It’s definitely been the hardest couple of days in the competition, but we’re grateful that we’ve been able to cap these couple of days off like a pirate with one good leg and one good eye still managing to make a trip to the finals.”
It’s common for a few celebs and pros to sustain injuries during the brutal rehearsal schedule DWTS requires, but this season has really taken no prisoners. Just a few weeks ago, a rib injury threatened to sideline violinist Lindsey Stirling, and in rehearsals before the season premiere, Property Brothers‘ Drew Scott injured his hamstring. We’re going to need everyone on DWTS to be more careful from now on, thanks.