April 16, 2009

Ty Murray injured in dance rehearsal

Ty Murray confirms he was hit in the eye with a microphone pack while rehearsing a group routine for Dancing with the Stars in Los Angeles Wednesday.

Murray, a rodeo cowboy who is married to singer Jewel, is one of the seven remaining celebrities on this season of the show. He told People magazine the injury, which resulted when his dance partner's microphone pack struck him, wasn't serious.

It was bleeding for a little while and is slightly back and blue, but I kept ice on it. It's not a big deal to me because in bull riding you see that from time to time, but I guess people aren't used to seeing a little blood in the ballroom, he said.

Jewel was also scheduled to compete on this season of the show, but was forced to drop out when she was injured during rehearsals for the premiere.