As anyone who saw this Saturday’s episode will know, he was in a lot of pain after performing his routine with dance partner Holly Vallance. Now medical results have revealed that he was dancing in their high-scoring, energetic jive with a fractured spine.
The 29-year-old Russian dancer apparently sustained the injury last Friday, during rehearsals for the BBC1 programme. As a result of Artem’s injury Holly is now rehearsing with professional Brendan Cole so she can perform with or without Artem this weekend.
Artem is still hopeful he will be well enough to join Holly on Saturday night and although he was unable to dance he turned up at rehearsals to choreograph the new routine.
The BBC have issued a statement saying ‘Artem injured himself during rehearsals on Friday. Following medical attention he has been diagnosed with a transverse process fracture of the lumbar spine. ‘We have been told that this sort of fracture is completely stable and he has been advised that there is no untoward effect from him continuing to dance. ‘We will, of course, continue to review this following medical advice over the course of the week.’
Earlier this month Adele pulled out of 10 U.S. dates in her tour launched on the back of her hit album “21”. She has had surgery in Boston to treat a benign polyp on her vocal cords which was causing recurrent bleeding, Massachusetts General Hospital said in a statement.
The condition “is typically the result of unstable blood vessels in the vocal cord that can rupture,” the hospital said in a statement on Monday, adding that doctors expect the singer “to make a full recovery from her laser microsurgery.”
“We would like to reiterate that Adele is to undergo surgery for a haemorrhaged vocal cord. All reports regarding any other condition are 100 percent false,” her spokesman said in a statement. This statement was made in response to a number of rumours that suggested the singer was suffering from throat cancer.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Steven Zeitels at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston although it has not yet been revealed when the surgery took place.
As well as being a huge artist in the UK Adele has enjoyed massive success in the States. “21” is the best-selling album of the year in the US and she also gained 4 nominations last month in the American Music Awards.