Belfast Telegraph

Monday 27 April 2015

Jenkins breaks down after DWTS fall

Katherine Jenkins has been wowing the judges on Dancing with the Stars
Katherine Jenkins has been wowing the judges on Dancing with the Stars

Katherine Jenkins broke down in tears after injuring her back during a semi-final performance on Dancing With The Stars.

The Welsh mezzo-soprano was nearing the end of a fast-paced belly dance routine with partner Mark Ballas on the US version of Strictly Come Dancing when she muddled up a move and was unable to continue.

The star later revealed to Twitter followers: "Thank you for all your concerned tweets... I'm with the doctor, he says it was a reflectorical spasm in my lower back."

The show's judges reassured tearful Katherine that she had delivered a knock-out performance, awarding her 27 marks out of 30.

Bruno Tonioli said of the singer's sexy snake-charmer performance: "You unleashed the harlot, which is good to see - handle with extreme care, because it bites - so don't worry about what happened, because it happens to anybody.

"Up to that point it was absolutely wonderful darling, so don't beat yourself up."

Len Goodman added: "I just wrote, 'Katherine the Great, the world's wonder woman'. You absolutely came out and gave that 100%."

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