For viewers watching the show, Dancing with the Stars may look like a breeze – but there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes that the world can’t see. During practice, Pamela Anderson – who’s competing on France’s version of the popular show – injured her leg so badly that she was spotted using crutches to walk.
Leaving her doctor’s office in Paris on Thursday (Oct. 18), the Baywatch alum looked chic as ever in a black pleated summer dress and matching flats while holding her taped leg off the ground with the help of her crutches. And despite her severe injury, which has put her out of dancing for at least a few days, the blond bombshell insists that she has no complaints: “I cannot complain about my life. An adventure,” she wrote on Instagram. She shared a snap on social media, showing her relaxing in a bathrobe with her leg wrapped.
On Wednesday (Oct. 16), the Canadian model detailed the traumatic event in a lengthy post. “We weren’t doing anything crazy just dancing. It felt like someone threw a baseball very hard at my lower leg- I screamed and turned around and no one was there. Then realized it was my calf muscle that may have exploded,” she explained. “My mom stayed with me through the night. I cannot move my foot towards me. I cannot put pressure on my foot without pain. I’m on crutches now. I’m sad but hopeful that I can continue to dance.”
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Petite problème I hurt my right calf muscle in rehearsal last night. We weren’t doing anything crazy just dancing. It felt like someone threw a baseball very hard at my lower leg- I screamed and turned around and no one was there. then realized it was my calf muscle that may have exploded? I just left IRM/MRI I’m on my way to another Dr (insurance) this afternoon and will continue my cryotherapy and kine’ every day avec. @koss.paris My hamstring is almost healed. From 80% to 10 %. torn - so I’ve been doing well and @maximedereymezofficial was perfect. He did all he could - He carried me to car and then carried me to my hotel room. Kine’ came to my room. My mom stayed with me through the night I cannot move my foot towards me. I cannot put pressure on my foot without pqin. I’m on crutches now. Î’m sad but hopeful that I can continue to dance. We are losing precious rehearsal time And Saturday is only 2 days away. This is my favorite dance so far. To one of my favorite artists who I admire so much. I love it. It’s so fun. I want to share it. I was energetic and happy dancing. This is just another challenge. A bump in the road. I’ve been compensating for my 1st injury on right leg. Putting more work on the left leg. I guess it’s common to keep getting hurt. Î’m determined to do what ever it takes to dance on Saturday It’s a shame there was no ice at rehearsal studio last night? We waited 45 min for ICE there was nothing there - big mistake, Now we know it’s blood trapped between 2 muscles. Like ‘tennis leg’ injury I’m drinking lots of water. No fat in diet. Vegan - (it’s the quickest way to heal) like is presented in the film I co produced with James Cameron. @gamechangersmovie I have the best team. Between @adilrami ❤️ in Marseille and @dals_tf1 in Paris - All around me are supportive and are doing all they can to help me get ready for Saturday ... We will have to wait and see. Pamela
Her loyal admirers took to her social media post to send their best wishes for a quick recovery to their favourite celebrity dancer. “Wishing a fast recovery Pam!! From Canada sending love!!!!” said one fan, while another commented, “Hope you heal quickly Pamela & are able to rock your dance on Saturday! You're strong, you got this!!” Pamela, 51, is still hoping to dance on Saturday’s show – it’s her “favorite dance so far, to one of my favorite artists who I admire so much.”