Singer Jewel and Access Hollywood host Nancy O’Dell have both withdrawn from the upcoming eighth season of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, which premieres at 8PM this Monday night.
The ladies have been forced out of the competition due to injuries they sustained while training for the show. Jewel was diagnosed with a fractured tibia in both legs, while Nancy is nursing a torn meniscus.
“Though we share in their disappointment that they can no longer continue, their physical well-being takes precedent above all else. We thank them both for giving it their all and wish them a quick and full recovery,” executive producer Conrad Green said in a press release Thursday.
Nancy and Jewel will appear on the premiere to talk about dropping out. Their replacements will be announced on next week’s premiere.