May 14, 2011— -- Week after week NFL star Hines Ward and his professional dance partner Kym Johnson wow America with their fancy footwork on "Dancing With the Stars," but an unexpected move Friday during rehearsals landed Johnson in the hospital.
Ward updated fans on his 34-year-old partner's condition on Facebook and Twitter hours after the incident.
"Kym was admitted to the hospital today after falling and injuring her neck during our practice," he said.
"After several tests, she was cleared by the medical staff, though she is bruised, sore and currently wearing a neck brace," according to a statement by the show's spokesman.
Johnson plans to continue with Ward in the competition show's semifinals on Monday, and tweeted to fans, "I'm a little shaken up, sore but I will be fine."
This season of "Dancing With the Stars" has been particularly brutal for the show's contestants.
Last week Ralph Macchio suffered a ruptured cyst on the back of his knee, while dancer Mark Ballas and Kirstie Alley worked through a painful aches and sprains sustained during the show.
"It was at the point where sometimes I really couldn't walk," said the actress.
This week Lil' Romeo was eliminated from "Dancing With the Stars," leaving Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas, Hines Ward and Kym Johnson, Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff as the four remaining couples in the semi-finals.
"Dancing With the Stars" airs Monday night on ABC.