Jennifer Grey Undergoes Surgery To Repair Ruptured Disc
Posted on Mon Dec 13, 2010 08:13 AM PDT

jgrey200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Dancing With The Stars winner Jennifer Grey underwent surgery last week to repair a ruptured disc in her back, which she suffered on the first night of the show's two-night finale.

The injury was discovered on the first night of Dancing's finale. The Dirty Dancing star said she felt pain in her lower back, and by the next morning Dr. Robert S. Bray Jr. says "She was in tears. She absolutely could not move, pain was shooting down her leg."

Dr. Bray decided to perform an MRI on the star where he found she had a ruptured disc "greater than one centimeter" which caused her to consider withdrawing from the ABC reality show. Her Dr. treated Grey with steroids, and last week removed a huge fragment from Grey's back during the operation.

The procedure was a success, and the Dancing season 11 winner is now resting: "I'm still recovering at home. I have to rest a bit more, but I feel great – completely pain free," she told PEOPLE.