Actress and TV personality Maria Menounos will be moving a bit tenderly this week on Dancing With the Stars 2012. Menounosreportedly cracked two ribs during rehearsals for Dancing With the Stars. Even though she is in quite a bit of pain, Menounos plans on performing with DWTS partner Derek Hough to the best of her ability.

Dancing With the Stars 2012 cast member Maria MenounosMenounos reportedly suffered the painful injury when she accidentally came down hard with her torso on partner Derek Hough’s knee. “There’s this one move in which she lands on my knee,” Hough explained to Extra correspondent Renee Bargh. Menounos continued, “his knee is really hard and my ribs are really soft.”

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Even though her broken ribs are painful, Maria Menounos and Derek Hough hope the injury won’t detract from their performance this week on Dancing With the Stars 2012.

A source close to the Extra host allegedly said, Menounos “has been in excruciating pain for the past few weeks during rehearsals, but she is staying strong and working through it. She refuses to give up.”


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