Kathy Ireland

Former Dancing with the Stars' contestant Kathy Ireland plans to have knee surgery after performing one last time in the reality competition's season finale, her rep confirmed to TVGuide.com.

Ireland first reported the surgery via her Twitter page. "The truth is... after my little spin on DWTS [I'm] going [to] have knee surgery," she tweeted. This will be the third knee surgery for the model-turned-entrepreneur. 

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Instead of getting America's sympathy vote, Ireland opted to reveal her injury after she had been eliminated from the competition. She will dance with partner Tony Dovolani in the Dancing finale on Nov. 24.