Before her performance on Monday's Dancing With the Stars episode, pro Cheryl Burke suffered a head injury while rehearsing on Sunday for the show's Villains Night. Although she experienced such an injury, she managed to persevere through her performance with AJ McLean. Of course, DWTS fans couldn't help but highlight Burke and McLean's performance, noting that she was a complete trooper by taking to the dance floor.
In a sneak preview shared by PEOPLE on Monday, during her rehearsal with McLean, Burke lost her footing, and her head hit the ballroom floor. McLean explained that their stage rehearsal "did not go well." He said that the accident happened "so fast, I just heard her head hit the floor." McLean immediately went over to ask Burke if she was alright. A medic was later called to the scene to assist the dancer, and they told her that she should take the rest of the day off. Even though they dealt with this scary situation, Burke still managed to perform a tango alongside her partner during DWTS' Halloween episode.
Naturally, fans were delighted to see that Burke was well enough to compete during the show. On Twitter, many DWTS viewers wrote that the dancer was a "rock star" for forging ahead with her Halloween dance routine on Monday night.
Even though she injured her head the day before while rehearsing the dance, Burke and McLean still performed a lovely routine on Monday night. And fans are simply thrilled to hear that the professional dancer is doing alright.prevnext
AJ nice job Cheryl your a trooper #DWTS— Tony (@tonyc624) October 27, 2020
Just as this fan wrote on Twitter, Burke was a total "trooper." The pro dancer pushed forward for the pair's Psycho-inspired routine.prevnext
Poor Cheryl I’m so glad she’s okay whewww wow 🤧 #dwts— Michelle 🌸 (@ShellyBaby_13) October 27, 2020
DWTS viewers were so glad to see that Burke was back on her feet on Monday night. Not only did she take to the dance floor, but she and McLean nailed their routine, earning a score of 26 out of 30.prevnext
Sharing The Love
Great performance! Glad you are OK Cheryl💞👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 #DWTS— 🕊🌺 K • I • M 🌺🕊 (@Ksev60) October 27, 2020
On Twitter, many fans sent some positive words to the dancer in light of her injury. As you can see, fans are overjoyed to see that she's OK.prevnext
She Has Guts
Wow!! AJ & Cheryl were great! That was intense! Maybe cuz I was nervous for Cheryl! She has got guts! #DWTS— Jessica (@jmy143) October 27, 2020
One fan pointed out that Burke was brave to go back on the dance floor following that injury. But, as DWTS fans are well aware, the dancer is a total pro, after all.prevnext
AJ and Cheryl, AJ killed it and Cheryl is a rock star for going on after that head injury. #DWTS— Autumn Bourn (@Autumn_Bourn) October 27, 2020
Fans were blown away by McLean and Burke's Psycho routine. Of course, they had to give the pro dancer props for getting back on her feet after her injury.prevnext
Happy For Them
AJ and Cheryl killed it!! & I’m so glad Cheryl is okay!! #dwts— Cayla (@cayla_hill1) October 27, 2020
Team Pretty Messed Up "killed it," as many viewers noted. But, the real star was Burke, who managed to persevere despite being involved in a scary situation the day prior.prev