Entertainment behind the scenes
Expect stunt-performer Steve-O back on “Dancing with the Stars” on Tuesday night’s show, despite falling on his back during a rehearsal for Monday night’s episode. On his blog on Tuesday, the “Jackass” star showed a picture of the swelling on his back, where he landed on his mic pack during rehearsal with his professional dancing partner, Lacey Schwimmer.
“With 20/20 hindsight, I must admit that I exercised very poor judgment last night,” Steve-O wrote. “Jumping flat onto a bad back with a microphone pack strapped to it was sensationally idiotic, especially after Lacey told me what a bad idea she thought it was.”
Before he performed the on-camera stunt, Steve-O was already suffering from back spasms. But evidently, he thought slamming his back onto the ballroom floor might impress the judges. But they were non-plussed by the stunt, and did not care for his dancing. After watching the rehearsal on video, as allowed by the rules, the judges gave Steve-O a score of 14 out of 30.
Steve-O, whose real name is Stephen Glover, starred in a reality show called “Jackass” on MTV that involved him doing crazy stunts and pranks, and he has starred in a couple “Jackass” movies. In one display of how “Jackass” his stunts can be, he previously stapled his scrotum to his thigh in an act he called “The Butterfly.”
Only days after ”Dancing With The Stars” standout Julianne Hough announced she would take time off from the competition because of a condition called endometriosis, a second dancer has said she too has the condition — and it has made her “extremely weak.”
Dancing pro Lacey Schwimmer, who is partnered with former “‘N Sync” band member Lance Bass, told celebrity television show “The Insider” that she was diagnosed this week with endometriosis, a condition in which tissue normally found in the lining of the uterus grows in other parts of the body.
Schwimmer told “The Insider” that she realized she had many of the same symptoms as Hough, and so she got checked out by a doctor and was diagnosed with endometriosis.
“It hurts very bad,” Schwimmer said. “Right now I’m insanely weak and the room is spinning.”
Despite all that, Schwimmer is not expected to take time off from rocking the ballroom on “Dancing With The Stars.” Hough, who had surgery this week to remove her appendix, will take at least two weeks away from dancing on the show. On her Web site on Wednesday, the 20-year-old singer and dancer said she would perform her single “My Hallelujah Song” on “Dancing With The Stars” Nov. 11.
Endometriosis is not contagious, and the condition affects only 5 to 10 percent of women.
(Photo: copyright 2008 ABC; Kelsey McNeal)