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Ricki Lake Hobbles After Being Injured During 'DWTS' Rehearsal

September 9, 2011 (8:03 am) GMT
'I injured myself yesterday by hitting my heel into my shin,' the 'Hairspray' actress reveals how she got a bruise on her shin, but insists that she's fine.

"" season 13 has claimed its first victim. Ricki Lake took to her Twitter to inform that she got injured during a rehearsal on Wednesday, September 7, writing, "Look, my first injury... Don't ask how it happened," while sharing a picture of her bruised shin.

"Not sure how my bruise turned into a medic showing up? I'm fine!! :)" she added a few hours later. Giving a shout out to last season's contestant , the 42-year-old tweeted, "@kirstiealley I've got my work cut out for me. Channeling ya' mama. xo"

Met outside the "DWTS" studio on Thursday, September 8, Lake was seen hobbling when walking her way onto her car alongside dancing partner . When reporters asked what happened to her leg, Hough joked, "I kicked her," before she finally explained, "I injured myself yesterday by hitting my heel into my shin ... I'm fine."

The new season of the dancing competition will premiere Monday, September 19 on ABC. Other stars joining the reality show include , , Chaz Bono, J.R. Martinez, Nancy Grace and .



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