The 29-year-old Dancing With the Stars pro was forced to take this season off, after suffering an ankle injury.
“The past three days have been really tough to say the least..I learned that my ankle injury is at a stage that needs surgery immediately. I’m so sorry but I have to step out of Season 21 of DWTS. This is obviously one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever made and I seriously struggled with the idea of not being able to dance, but I know my health does come first, and the sooner I get this done, the sooner I can be back in the ballroom for all of you!” Peta wrote on Twitter after the news broke.
She continued, “6-8 weeks is nothing in the grand scheme of things and I hope to be back before the season ends, doing group numbers and of course cheering on Andy and my friends in audience. It killed me to let someone else take care of Andy, who is such a genuine loving guy. But I know he will be in good hands. I will miss the show so much but just know that I will come better back than ever, and with a brand new ankle :) Thank you for all the love today, I loved reading all of your supportive tweets, even though I couldn’t say anything until now. I will also keep you all up to date on my progress and of course you will see some silly ‘before and after’ surgery pictures ???? Lastly, I love you all and thank you for always being so positive for me. Peta will return in no time at all ????????????????.”
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