The former Jackass and Dr. Steve-O star -- one of several currently ailing contestants on the ABC reality dance competition -- has apparently hit a roadblock in his recovery from a back injury and is now also dealing with internal bleeding, according to professional partner Lacey Schwimmer.
"He has [a] hematoma," Schwimmer toldOK! magazine while attending the What Goes Around Comes Around store launch in Hollywood on Wednesday night.
Still, Schwimmer said that if he was cleared by doctors that she and Glover would be back practicing as soon as possible for next week's performance show.
"[Thursday] morning he has a doctors appointment," Schwimmer told OK!. "If the doctor says, 'It's okay to dance,' then we are in the studio."
The news of Glover's latest status comes only two days after he had announced he was expecting to be able to continue in the ABC competition.
"Physically, I feel pretty good today," Glover wrote in a Tuesday blog entry posted hours before he learned he had survived Dancing with the Stars' first eighth-season results show. "If I get the opportunity, I don't see any reason why I shouldn't be able to learn and perform a great 'fox trot' routine."
Glover had been forced to miss Monday night's Dancing with the Stars performance show after he injured his back during a dress rehearsal performance that took place a couple of hours before the live broadcast. The injury occurred when Glover -- overruling the objections of Schwimmer -- decided to add a front flip to the end of the pair's salsa performance and landed on a microphone pack that had been placed on his lower back.
He was immediately taken to a nearby hospital, where doctors had managed to rule out broken bones but were still conducting additional evaluation as the Monday night broadcast aired.
Glover later admitted that he was foolish to go ahead with the flip.
"With 20/20 hindsight, I must admit that I exercised very poor judgment yesterday," Glover wrote on his blog. "Jumping flat onto a bad back with a microphone pack strapped to it was sensationally idiotic, especially after Lacey told me what a bad idea she thought it was. I was a real jerk to insist upon doing that. I really hope that I get the chance to stay in the competition and make it up Lacey and everyone else."
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