DWTS, Jennifer Grey, Derek Hough


Nobody puts Baby in a corner. But Jennifer Grey's victorious run on Dancing With the Stars may be landing her on the operating table.

After suffering a ruptured disc in her lower back last week before her mirror-ball coronation, the Dirty Dancing star is meeting with her doctor to talk about surgically repairing the injury.

"She's seeing the doctor today for a consultation, but no surgery [is scheduled] at this time," her rep tells E! News.

So how does Grey herself feel?

"She's seeing the doctor today for a consultation, but no surgery [is scheduled] at this time," her rep tells E! News.

The 50-year-old Grey did however tell Access Hollywood that she expects to go under the knife in the next couple of weeks.

"It's just going be like a little surgery where they take out the ruptured disc thing, and you know, it won't be a big deal," said the actress. "Compared to the other surgeries I had on my neck, my doctor says it won't be a big deal. I'll be home that night."

Despite her initial belief that the slipped disc would prevent her from competing on the finale, Grey soldiered on through her last dances to win DWTS's 11th season.

"I got to tell you, the win and the experience of doing—more the experience of doing Dancing With the Stars—already, like I don't even remember the pain I was in a week ago," she said. "I just have some discomfort in [my] back that needs to be taken care of. OK, it's a little more than discomfort."

But, she adds, the pain is not as bad as the chronic neck problems she's endured for the past two decades following a 1987 car accident. Nor is it nearly as frightening as the cancer scare she had last December. During a routine physical before starting the hit ABC dance contest, DWTS docs discovered she had a cancerous tumor in her thyroid, which has since been removed.

So if all goes well, the slipped disc should be a piece of cake.

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