“Glee” Leaves Lea Michele With Back Trouble

FOX’s breakout small screen smash Glee is known for its energetic dance numbers, but the show has left series stunner Lea Michele with recurring back spasms.

Lea, 23, who plays aspiring actress Rachel Berry on the show, has suffered with damaged back muscles, thanks to her high-energy job. The popular musical comedy, which is based around an all-singing, all-dancing glee club at Ohio’s fictional McKinley High School, is made up of tough routines that have taken their toll on the former Broadway starlet.

She tells OK! Magazine: “We all did this one dance number a couple of weeks ago that was extremely gruelling. Now I have back spasms every so often. I’ll be talking and be like, ‘Excuse me a minute,’ and my back will just spaz out. And then I’ll be fine. But we ignore it because we’re all just happy doing what we do. We don’t pay attention to our injuries.”