Jewel — “DWTS Contestants Should Dance When Injured Or Go Home”


Someone’s snaggletooth is green with envy.

Jewel has questioned the decision by Dancing With the Stars to once again allow an injured competitor to be judged by their rehearsal dance.

In fact, the country singer — who was forced to back out of this season’s competition due to a knee injury –has a simple message for the injured contestants of DWTS: “If you’re too hurt to compete,then you can’t compete.”

Writing on husband Ty Murray’s MySpace blog Thursday, Jewel said: “I think the rule about ‘judging a rehearsal if the person is too injured to perform’ was weird both times they have used it.”

The rule states that a contestant too injured to compete on the live show will be judged on their rehearsal footage. It has already been put into practice twice this season, once when Steve-O hurt his back and a again on Monday when The Bachelor’s Melissa Rycroft suffered a rib injury.

“As bad as I felt for Melissa, who I hope feels better and comes back, I’m used to our cowboy athletes that live by the rule: ‘ride hurt or don’t get a score,'” Jewel writes. “It may seem harsh, but it seems like the only way to keep things honest.”

“But, if I were to be on the show I might change my mind. Hahah!”

Do you agree with Jewel?

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