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Jewel on DWTSInjuries and illnesses are part of the storyline for any truly entertaining Dancing With The Stars season, but Season 8 is setting a new record, with two celebrities gone from the competition before it even starts.

Jewel is out with tibia fractures in both legs. Um, how hard was she rehearsing? Rumors are flying that Playboy model and Girls Next Door reality star Holly Madison is lined up to take her place.

Access Hollywood host Nancy O'Dell is also dropping out. She has a knee injury that will require surgery. The Bachelor rejectee Melissa Rycroft is rumored to be taking her place. Both Nancy and Jewel will appear on Monday's opener, when their replacements will be officially announced.

With slightly less drama on the dudes' side, Gilles Marini interrupted his rehearsing for a trip to the hospital with "groin pain." (Insert joke here.) Turns out he has tendonitis, too, in both his groin and his shoulder, but his rep says he'll be ready for the March 9 premiere.

Combined with Karina Smirnoff's February knee surgery and Mark Ballas' groin strain during the winter DWTS tour, and we're on pace for the hotly-pursued but never-achieved 100% injury rate!

Other Dancing With The Stars injuries:

- Season 5: Marie Osmond takes a digger when she faints during judging

- Season 6: Christian de la Fuente ruptures his bicep tendon during a performance with Cheryl Burke

- Season 7: Jeffrey Ross suffers a scratched cornea when his partner Edyta Sliwinska pokes him in the eye during a rehearsal

- Season 7: The big one! Misty May-Treanor ruptures an Achilles tendon while rehearsing the jive with Maksim Chmerkovskiy

- Season 7 (aka "The Cursed Season"): Susan Lucci breaks a couple bones in her foot rehearsing with Tony Dovolani


Marie Osmond fainting on Dancing With The Stars, Season 5

Christian de la Fuente's arm blowout on Dancing With The Stars, Season 6

Jeffrey Ross (and Ted McGinley!) on Jimmy Kimmel Live after his eye-poke on Dancing With The Stars, Season 7

Highlights and interview with Misty May-Treanor after her Achilles injury during Season 6 of Dancing With The Stars