"My back hurt, or my ribs, but whatever!"

Talk about dancing through the pain! Though singer and actress Jana Kramer "torn muscles" in between her ribs during a rehearsal session, the former One Tree Hill star was able to perform on Dancing With the Stars on Monday night, landing a 29 out of 40 points for her 

So what exactly did Jana do in order to push through her injury and perform? 

"I've been going to a chiropractor, I got a couple of shots in my butt, I'm on a high dose of pain meds," she told E! News' Sibley Scoles after Monday's show. But more than any medication or doctor's visit, Jana credited her partner Gleb Savchenko's support.

"At the end of the day, it was his friendship and his confidence and his partnership," she said. "He was like, ‘We got this.' He's really inspiring me to keep going."

Jana Kramer

ABC

And Gleb was clearly proud of his partner's performance and perseverance. "The whole energy was absolutely incredible," he gushed. "She's never danced like that during rehearsal, during a dress run…I was like, ‘Oh my god, who is that person?!' It was great."

During the show, Jana and Gleb performed to the One Tree Hill theme song, with Gavin DeGraw, a former DWTS competitor, returning to perform the iconic tune.  

Saying it "was a really nice to pay that tribute" to the show for putting her on the map, Jana also gushed about the loyal OTH fanbase. Those fans are the best fans ever out there. They're incredibly dedicated, so I hope that I did them proud."

To hear more from Jana and Gleb, including which One Tree Hill star almost came to the show, watch our interview with them above. 

DWTS' first elimination goes down tonight at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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