"I guess I really over did it on the rehearsal front!" she wrote. "My knees have been hurting so badly that I finally broke down and talked to [husband] Ty [Murray]'s knee doctor yesterday. He said I have tendinitis in my knees and that I have to start a course of medicine to try and bring the swelling down."
And the tendinitis, which is mostly in her left knee, will keep her off the dance floor for the next few days – and maybe longer.
"Now I'm just worried I won't even be able to dance!" she said. "Hopefully these steroids will really do the trick and I can keep bad flare ups at a bay in the future."
"It was just so fun to dance eight hours a day," she added. "Especially considering I only had three weeks to cram not only for my first dance, cha cha, but to learn the fundamentals of about six other dances that I will have to know."
My feet were covered in blisters," she said, adding that the pain has been worth it. "It's also a blast. We get these world-class teachers and we're learning something we never would've done. In fact, at our wedding, we didn't even dance – we just did that high school slow dance."
If she is able to take part in the competition, Jewel will be dancing with professional Dmitry Chaplin on the show's eighth cycle, which premieres March 9 on ABC. She'll be competing against celebs including her rodeo star husband, Ty, and Access' own Nancy O'Dell.
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