The first episode of Dancing With the Stars 2011 season 13 hasn’t even aired yet and we already have our first injury to report. Former talk show host Ricki Lake injured her leg on Thursday while rehearsing for the show with dance partner Derek Hough.

Dancing With the Stars 2011 season 13 cast member Ricki Lake posted a photo of her leg on her Twitter feed after banging it up on Thursday. The pic shows a large bruise turning purple and a small cut across her shin. “Look, my first injury,” Lake Tweeted. “Don’t ask how it happened.”

An ambulance was reportedly called to the set to check Lake out, but the Hairspray star said there was no cause for alarm. “Not sure how my bruise turned into a medic showing up? I’m fine!! :-)”

Dancing With the Stars has quite a track record of injuries among the show’s contestants and pro partners. Jackass star Steve-O was seriously injured during season 8 when he fell on a microphone pack doing a flip. Kelly Osbourne messed up her ankle badly and Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey ruptured a disc. DWTS pro Kym Johnson was rushed to the hospital during season 12 after falling and injuring her neck. And the list goes on…

Some injuries to DWTS cast members in the past have actually prevented them from ever making it into the actual competition. Nancy O’Dell ended up needing surgery on her knee after injuring it in rehearsals and never even appeared on the show. Singer Jewel also never made it on to the show after breaking her shinbone.

Seriously, Dancing With the Stars cast members seem to come down with more injuries than your average NFL team! Let’s hope Ricki Lake’s minor DWTS injury is the last we see this season.



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