After wrapping up another season of Dancing with the Stars just last week, co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet is gearing up to undergo surgery for thyroid cancer this....
Dancing With the Star: All Stars host Brooke Burke-Charvet entered the ballroom Monday night on Tom Bergeron's arm, then walked over to Carrie Ann Inaba, who was seated at the judges' table. As the studio audience clapped, the two exchanged a prolonged, wordless hug.
But after that, you would never have known that Burke-Charvet, 41, had revealed in a blog post last week that she has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and is facing life-saving surgery. There's no word yet on when and where the surgery will take place, but ABC confirms that she will continue to co-host the show through the finale, which airs the last week of November. Says one rep, "She'll probably release more videos, in her own time, to explain what's going on."
Backstage, the dancers said Burke-Charvet's diagnosis put their own struggles with injuries and the relentless demands of the show in perspective.
After sitting last week out on Dancing with the Stars because of a neck injury, Derek Hough is back and here to stay. "I feel good and my goal is to finish the season," he tells TVGuide.com "There are only a few weeks left and I'm going to try to finish strong." While he took a break, his BFF Mark Ballas stepped in to dance with Shawn Johnson, with whom Ballas won Season 8, and the three are back together again this week for their samba trio — which will bend, if not break, the rules. Why is Hough so intent on not playing by the book? Find out below. Plus: Is this his last season?
Brooke Burke-Charvet revealed Thursday that she has been diagnosed with a cancerous nodule on her thyroid and will have to get surgery to have it removed.
In the video, the Dancing with the Stars host explained that she went through tests to determine whether the nodule was cancerous and the results "were not good."
"I need to have...
She has a broken second toe on her right foot. And her left ankle is swollen to twice its size. But General Hospital star Kelly Monaco wasn't going to let anything stand in the way of performing a contemporary routine on Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars with her pro partner, Val Chmerkovskiy.