Maureen McCormick defied severe back pain & performed a Salsa that earned her immunity to Elimination

By: Sofia Lewis  |   | 

The Brady Brunch actress, Maureen McCormick, is a contestant on the 23rd season of Dancing with the Stars. She has been experiencing severe back pain since she first started as a participant at the dance show. Despite a major health issue, Maureen is never compromising on her on-stage performance!

Maureen experienced severe back pain just few days before her third performance

According to sources, Maureen has a severe pain on her lower back - reminiscent of previous back injuries. Describing her pain, Maureen said: “…it’s like bone to bone, like a knife going all over, like a knife…” She further added that the injury was “one of the most painful thing that’s ever happened to me."

Maureen had to stop her rehearsals and visit the doctors. She failed to do her dance steps gracefully. She had to schedule an MRI while still preparing for her third-week performance on the Dancing with the Stars. She even had to spend the night at Cedars-Sinai which is an LA based multi-specialty hospital.

On the show, Maureen is partnered with the very talented Artem Chigvintsev. Maureen feels particularly lucky in having found a supportive dance partner in Artem. She mentioned, “Every moment with him [Artem] is amazing.”

Maureen would not give up and is ever so excited to be in the competition

Maureen is not someone who would give up on her competition because of a health issue. Maureen and her partner Artem danced salsa to “Tres Deseos” by Gloria Estefan as their third-week performance. Maureen scored a total of 29, out of 40, which even gave Maureen immunity to elimination!

Maureen was a bit overwhelmed that she was up against Amber Rose for her third week. Amber had twerked on-stage to Jennifer Lopez songs. Maureen was reportedly a bit nervous that she would not be able to matchup to Amber’s on-stage energy. But next thing she knew, she and Artem were scored higher than that of Amber, hence earning the immunity.

Maureen was finalised as a contestant in Dancing with Stars because of her long career as an actor and singer

Maureen is a 60-year-old actress, singer, and author. Her role as Marcia Brady in The Brady Bunch earned her stardom in the early 70s. Maureen has performed in numerous successful movies, including “Return of Horror High” and “Peter Pan”.

Although not a big commercial success, she has recorded and released four different albums since 1972. She also authored an international bestseller, “Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice”.

Maureen McCormick has certainly lived up to the concept that despite nerve-wracking and painful situations, we have got to stand back up and complete what we wanted to do.


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