Dionne Warwick Injured Before UK TV Performance
Dionne Warwick was hospitalized in Britain after she injured herself before a performance for the UK hit dancing show “Strictly Come Dancing.” The “Walk on By” singer twisted her ankle in a fall before she was scheduled to record a performance of “There’s Always Something There to Remind Me” for the show. And despite the injury, the living legend still made it to the studio to perform!
Warwick sang the song sitting down for viewers who watched Sunday night’s (Oct. 21) episode, and then was persuaded by her team to go to a nearby hospital. A source told Britain’s The Sun that she came to the set in a wheelchair but still managed to sing.
“Dionne had an accident at the hotel and really hurt her ankle. She came to the studio in a wheelchair and everyone was really worried for her. She should have probably been in hospital getting it checked out. But she has not been in the business for decades because she flakes on people,” the source said.
The chanteuse was a complete professional throughout the experience, even making jokes about her injury.
“She’s a genuine pro and just grabbed the floor manager’s arm, hobbled on to the stage, sat down and got on with it. She even joked that when her ankle gets better she’s going to come back on and give us all a dance,” added the source.
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