Jewel, O’Dell felled by Dancing With The Stars Rehearsals

If you’ve watched any of the past seasons of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” then you know how competitive it can get. What you may not know is that it’s quite dangerous as well. Two competitors from the upcoming season are already out due to injuries suffered while training for the show.

Recording artist Jewel was diagnosed with a fractured tibia in both legs (:ouch:) and TV host Nancy O’Dell has a torn knee cartilage that will require surgery. Needless to say, both are dropping out of “Dancing With the Stars.”

Disney/ABC has announced that they’ll be making some changes to the cast as a result. In previous seasons they’ve brought in replacement ‘stars’ at the last minute, but none have made it far due to the lack of rehearsal time.