Dancing With the Stars Backstage Scoop: Why Melissa Rycroft Passed on Pain Medication

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Melissa Rycroft, Tony Dovolani, Dancing with the Stars All-Star
Melissa Rycroft, Tony Dovolani, Dancing with the Stars All-Star Craig Sjodin/ABC

The show went on for Melissa Rycroft tonight, who gave an amazing performance on Dancing With the Stars after being hospitalized yesterday during rehearsal.

But it wasn't the former Bachelor contestant who fell tonight. It was judge Carrie Ann Inaba who literally melted off her seat after Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd took the stage.

So how were the remaining all-stars feeling? Let's start with how Rycroft is doing:

Catch up on everything that went down on tonight's DWTS episode!

"I feel everything. We didn't take pain medication today simply because I wanted to be able to feel if my neck was doing something it shouldn't be able to," Rycroft told E! News, adding she and partner Tony Dovolani had a signal in case something hurt mid-dance. "I was going to squeeze his hand if something twisted the wrong way and that just meant stop."

"As of 10 this morning, we still didn't have clearance to dance," Rycroft said about being at the hospital. They got a second and third opinion and were finally given the A-OK right before they went on. 

To say Melissa is a trooper is an understatement! 

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"This potentially can be a big injury," Rycroft told us. As for her plan over the next few weeks: "Physical therapy, ice, heat, medication and choreography around the neck."

Onto Gilles Marini, who had Carrie Ann out of her seat (although it might not have been on purpose)!

"I was like, 'Oh God, did she hurt herself?' It would have been my fault!" Gilles joked backstage. "Tonight it's going to be the talk, and I'm loving it because she didn't get hurt."

Check out the backstage scoop from last week's show!

"This dance was all for [Carrie] and she knows that," added Marini.

Can't wait to see what they have in store tomorrow night!

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