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Melissa Gilbert says she's doing OK after 'DWTS' accident

April 10, 2012 | 11:12 am

Melissa GilbertMelissa Gilbert is recovering from the mild concussion and whiplash she sustained on the set of "Dancing With the Stars" on Monday. But despite a trip to the hospital during the taping of the show, she tells fans she's "alright."

Gilbert was performing the pasodoble with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy when she bonked her head on the hardwood dance floor. Though she was able to finish her dance and speak with the judges after, she later told fellow dancers that she was feeling dizzy and lightheaded, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Gilbert was gone at the end of the broadcast, which is when host Tom Bergeron announced that she had been taken to the hospital.

But she later tweeted from her hospital bed, "I'm alright. Mild concussion and whiplash. Very soon I will be safely home resting and being taken care of."

And she's not holding any grudges against her dance partner. She tweeted, "@MaksimC you are my champion. I adore you. @GavinDeGraw bless your heart for carrying me down those stairs!"

Representatives from ABC did not respond to inquiries about whether or not Gilbert would be on Tuesday's results show.


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Photo: Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy on "Dancing With the Stars." Credit: ABC.