Saturday 25 November 2017

Katherine Jenkins breaks down after stumble on Dancing With The Stars

Katherine Jenkins, the classical singer, suffered a back spasm during her performance in the quarter final of the US show Dancing With The Stars.

The Welsh mezzo-soprano was left in tears after her routine was cut short by a back spasm in the American version of Strictly Come Dancing.

The 31-year-old had been dancing a salsa with her professional partner Mark Ballas, 25.

Despite the setback, the pair still received a score of 56 points from a maximum of 60 from the judges.

Miss Jenkins later said doctors had told her she suffered a "reflectorical spasm" in her lower back as she bent during the routine.

Twitter: Katherine Jenkins - Thank you for all your concerned tweets... I'm with the Doctor, he says it was a reflectorical spasm in my lower back

She has been a popular contestant on the show and received support from the audience.

It is not the first time she has been reduced to tears on the programme in what has been an emotional year for the singer.

Twitter: Katherine Jenkins - Want to also, no matter what, say a massive thank you to @MarkBallas for everything he's done for me on this season #DWTS

Earlier this year, she performed a waltz in memory of her father, Selwyn, who died in 1996 from lung cancer.

Her performance to Josh Groban's To Where You Are earned a standing ovation.

She said: "'If I could go back and tell my dad that I would be in America and we'd be dancing on TV for him he just wouldn't believe that."

In December, Miss Jenkins confirmed she had separated from her fiance Gethin Jones after four years together.

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