DWTS Melissa Gilbert Rushed To Hospital After Head Injury
Posted on Tue Apr 10, 2012 09:00 AM PDT

127886_6923_200.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Dancing With the Stars contestant Melissa Gilbert was rushed to the hospital during Monday's show after hitting her head while performing the Paso Doble with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Host Tom Bergeron drew attention to Gilbert's injury at the end of the live taping, but ABC reps wouldn't comment further. An update will be given on Tuesday's episode.

The Little House on the Prairie actress earned her best scores of the season and judges called the dance her best performance yet. After hitting her head on the dance floor, Gilbert held it together to receive the judge's commentary before complaining of dizziness backstage. She was so weak following her dance that fellow contestant Gavin DeGraw carried her down the stairs to a waiting ambulance.

This is not Gilbert's first serious injury. In 2010 she underwent surgery for a broken back, after sustaining an injury in the musical production of Little House on the Prairie.