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Vanilla Ice Rushed to Hospital After ‘Dancing on Ice’ Fall

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Rapper/reality TV star Vanilla Ice was injured earlier this week, when he took a spill while training for British television series ‘Dancing on Ice.’

Ice, born Rob Van Winkle, was practicing a difficult lift with professional partner Katie Stainsby on Wednesday, Jan. 26, when he fell and was knocked unconscious, receiving a fairly serious injury to his head. The ‘Ice Ice Baby’ rapper, 43, was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he received stitches to close the wound.

“Katie and the crew are of course extremely worried about Rob and our medical team are keeping a very close eye on him,” a rep for the show said in a statement.

“I [felt] like I got hit by a train. Katie scraped me off the ice. I had no idea what happened at first — I was out for a few minutes. There was blood everywhere,” Ice said. “I’ve got some bruising here and some makeup and a nice few stitches here and a cut. But I’m going to be alright, I race dirt bikes, this is something that happens, you crash you get up, you dust your shoulder off and you get back out there.”

Their performance to ‘Minnie the Moocher’ last week earned Ice and Stainsby fifth place on the leader board, but his ankle was also wrenched during the fall, leaving his status for Sunday’s show still up in the air.

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