“Dancing with the Stars” curse strikes again

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Multi-platinum singer/songwriter Jewel and “Access Hollywood” host Nancy

O’Dell have withdrawn from Season Eight of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”

citing injuries. Jewel was diagnosed with a fractured tibia in both legs,

O’Dell a torn meniscus. The injuries were sustained while training for the

competition.

Jewel and partner Dmitry Chaplin

Nancy O’Dell and partner Tony Dovolani

Jewel and O’Dell will appear on the season premiere of “Dancing with the

Stars,” MONDAY, MARCH 9 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET) to address their injuries. The

women were paired with professional dancers Tony Dovolani and Dmitry

Chaplin, respectively. Additional changes to the cast will also be announced

during Monday’s premiere.

–Sun-Times staff

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