For those that weren’t there [Saturday, August 6]… In the opening number of the matinee performance, I had a trip and bad landing coming down some steps. Immediately I crumpled to the ground in pain. The show was stopped, and I was helped off the stage and taken to the hospital. And after a short break, my amazing cast went on to give what I’m sure was a phenomenal performance.
The verdict is in and, sadly, it’s not the one I was hoping for. But it’s also not the worst thing in the world either! It looks like I will require surgery to put my knee back together followed by a lengthy (read as around 9 months) rehab process. This is by no means ideal for anyone but definitely not insurmountable either! I’m being consistently inspired by our US Olympians when I see them and other athletes compete on the world’s biggest stage with a great deal of them having overcome similar injuries. All I can think is, “Well, I just want to be able to sing and dance again. It’s not like I’m going to try for a gold medal in four years!”
Thank you again for all of the love and support during this time! It’s appreciated more than you know!