Derek Hough Misses "Dancing" Rehearsal After Getting the Flu

Friday, Oct 16, 2009  |  Updated 6:45 AM EDT
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Derek Hough Misses "Dancing" Rehearsal After Getting the Flu

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Dancer Cheryl Burke is missing her partner, singer Derek Hough, who got the flu.

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Derek Hough was forced to miss a group rehearsal for "Dancing With the Stars" after getting sick with the flu.

"Woke up with the seirous sweats," he Tweeted, clearly too ill to worry about spelling. "I think I'm getting the flew … Had a bath now trying to get more sleep.

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"Bummer," Derek continued. "Tough week."

According to his "Dancing" partner, Joanna Krupa, he also had a big fever.

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"poor derek has a 104 temp so he ll need to rest so he can get better soon," she Tweeted.

Derek updated his fans on Thursday afternoon, but it wasn't good news.

"My whole body is aching like crazy," Derek wrote. "I can barely stand up … And I'm coughing like crazy.. This sucks "

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And while Derek tends to his health, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who left the ballroom two weeks ago when his Season 9 partner Debi Mazar was voted out, is helping Joanna learn her dance moves for next week.

"i havent gotten any updates from derek how he is doing," Joanna wrote on Thursday evening. "my rehearsals with maks arent until later this evening. loooong day."

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