She's back, babies! Sharna Burgess is off the Dancing With the Stars sidelines and returning to the dance floor with IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe for the Monday, Nov. 14 show. The two have been rehearsing after a knee injury sidelined Sharna. Professional dancer Jenna Johnson competed with James in her place.
"The last two weeks were really tough, but certainly worth the wait and getting healthy," Sharna told E! News in an exclusive statement. "And now I can officially say I am back! I am feeling great and so excited to be back dancing with James this week! It has been amazing to watch him deliver such great performances these past two weeks, but I am so excited to be back in for the semi-finals and take James to the finale!!"
Under Jenna, James received a perfect score during Halloween Night and nines across the board for Showstoppers Night. Their competition in the semi-finals includes Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy, Calvin Johnson Jr. and Lindsay Arnold, Terra Jole and Sasha Farber, and Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko.
After James and Jenna received a perfect score for their Viennese waltz on Halloween Night, Sharna praised to the two. "It was amazing, honestly," she said. "I'm incredibly proud of both of them."
Her knee injury could have sidelined her for up to six weeks, but she's back on the dance floor thanks to care.
"The trick is to really find the best treatment available and that's what I did. I made the really difficult choice to leave James for three days, go to Ohio and sought out the best available treatment in the country and as a result I'm healing quicker than ever," Sharna told us after Halloween Night. "I really do plan on being back next Monday. If these doctors tell me I can't, apparently I have to listen to them. And if it's not next Monday it will be on the one after that. Oh, I'm back."
Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays, 8 p.m. on ABC.