Kenya Moore is thankful she survived another week of Dancing with the Stars after Bachelor alum Matt James was sent home by the judges.
“I thought I broke my ribs,” the Real Housewives of Atlanta star revealed to Entertainment Tonight, explaining that the injury happened during Monday night’s performance. She consulted a doctor the following morning because she was unable to make it to urgent care or an emergency room after the show.
“I was OK, but I just didn’t want to stop dancing. It meant everything for me to be here,” said Kenya, who didn’t elaborate on the extent of or what caused her injury. “I danced through all of that pain.”
Kenya also revealed that her injury placed additional pressure upon her pro dance partner, Brandon Armstrong, who would continually ask her if she was okay “every time he would touch me.”
“[Kenya] told me she is not 50, but she is not 22,” Brandon joked to ET.
Still, the two put on their brave faces and their hard work paid off, with Kenya adding she’s “just shocked” she survived a double elimination. However, she suffered an emotional blow after being voted into the bottom two.
“I’m dancing injured. I had this emotional low last night after we performed, and it was just overwhelming to fight so much and do a great dance and then end up in the bottom again,” she recalled. “A lot of emotional things going on in my life right now. It was just overwhelming for me… I just cried myself to sleep last night.”
See how Kenya and Brandon salute Grease when Dancing with the Stars returns next Monday at 8 pm. ET on ABC.
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