Tuesday, October 28, 2008

'DWTS' pro Julianne Hough to have appendix removed

LOS ANGELES – The pain that sent Julianne Hough from the "Dancing with the Stars" ballroom to the hospital turned out to be more serious than a stomachache — and it will keep her off the dance floor.

The 20-year-old professional dancer and country music singer, who's partnered with "Hannah Montana" actor Cody Linley on ABC's popular dancing competition, will undergo minor surgery Tuesday to remove her appendix, according to a statement posted on her Web site Monday.

"I'm actually going into surgery tomorrow to remove my appendix, but everything is OK," Hough said on the show Monday after performing a samba routine with Linley. "I'm going to hopefully be back if everything goes as planned next week."

The two-time "Dancing with the Stats" champion went to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center following last week's live results show and later said she had a stomachache and was feeling fine.

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