Vanessa as been confirmed as unable to take part in Dancing on Ice due to concussion fears, after a horrible blow to her head when she fell in rehearsals. The dancer said she’s taken medical advice to “rest” her brain.
Professional skater Vanessa Bauer has been ruled out of Dancing on Ice due to concussion.
The dancer posted a video on Instagram on Thursday which captured her head making a sickening collision with the rink’s wall.
Now she has announced that she will not be participating in this week’s show.
Vanessa revealed she wouldn’t be competing on her Instagram account, where she explained how the decision was made.
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The skater posted a Boomerang video of her by the rink with a message for the show’s fans.
Vanessa said: “I think it’s obvious how I LOVE skating on Dancing On Ice which is why I’m gutted I can’t perform tonight.”
She thanked ITV for all the medical checks she has been through to monitor the effects of the fall: “After banging my head into the wall I feel fine but ITV is super cautious and really takes care of us skaters which is why I went through SO many tests.”
While she reported she feels well, she has to rest: “Although I feel ok I am not allowed to skate this weekend. For the sake of my health I have to rest my brain.”
Despite encouraging news regarding the effects of her injury, Vanessa was unable to hide her disappointment at missing out: “I am GUTTED but at least Perri Kiely are not competing this week anyways!”
Even though she won’t be dancing, Perri will still be taking part: “He will still be part of the group numbers like everybody else so I’m wishing everybody the best of luck and an incredible show!”
She then confirmed that she will be fit enough to compete with Perri next week, when the pair are due to return for their next performance: “Perri Kiely and I will be back for next week.”
Vanessa then had a comment about the video which captured her horrible accident.
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While she acknowledged how it might appear funny, she stressed the damage it could have inflicted: “As funny as I thought my fall was, head injuries are no joke and the consequences can be very serious.”
When she posted the video of the fall, she shared her initial fears: “THAT just happened. I literally thought I broke my face.”
Commenting on her unusual method of braking, she wrote: “It started off so well lol… good thing I know how to stop, not.”
Since it was announced she had been ruled out of skating this week, she has shared more details about her fall.