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"Dancing With the Stars" pro Kym Johnson took a scary fall during practice on Friday.
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updated 5/15/2011 2:20:19 PM ET 2011-05-15T18:20:19

“Dancing with the Stars” professional dancer Kym Johnson has spoken out regarding her unfortunate injury during a show rehearsal on Friday that resulted in the ballroom beauty being transported to the hospital.

“Thank you everyone for your concern, love and support,” the Australian star tweeted Friday evening. “I’m a little shaken up, sore but I will be fine.”

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“I want to give a special thanks to everyone at Cedar Sinai,” she added. “The Doctors, Nurses and Staff were so amazing..”

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As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Johnson was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure.

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“Kym Johnson was admitted to the hospital today immediately after falling and injuring her neck during practice,” a “Dancing with the Stars” rep told Access in a statement released Friday evening. “After several tests, she was cleared by the medical staff, though she is bruised, sore and currently wearing a neck brace. Kym plans to continue with Hines Ward in the competition and resume rehearsals as soon as possible.”

'DWTS' pro taken out of studio on stretcher

Access caught up with Johnson’s fellow pro dancer Mark Ballas on Friday, who offered his well wishes for her.

“Kym got a little injured today and went to the hospital and we’re just praying for her and hoping that she’ll be alright,” Ballas told Access at his rehearsal with Chelsea Kane in Los Angeles. “She’s a tough cookie. I’m sure she’ll bounce back and she’ll be ready to get out there with Hines [Ward] and take care of business. But we’re wishing her the best.”

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Johnson is scheduled to perform three grueling dances with Ward on the hit ABC show next week, as the competition enters its semifinal round.

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