Melissa Gilbert suffers mild concussion and whiplash on "DWTS"

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and dance partner actress Melissa Gilbert on "Dancing with the Stars," April 2, 2012.
Adam Taylor

(CBS News) Melissa Gilbert was rushed to the hospital after performing a paso doble with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy on "Dancing with the Stars."

The  47-year-old actress gave her Twitter followers an update, saying that she'll be fine.

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"I'm alright. Mild concussion and whiplash,wrote Gilbert on the social networking site. "Very soon I will be safely home resting and being taken care of."

She tweeted to her partner: "@MaksimC you are my champion. I adore you." Gilbert also thanked singer Gavin Degraw for his help that night: "@GavinDeGraw bless your heart for carrying me down those stairs!"

It was announced on the show that she was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The contestants return tonight for the show's elimination episode at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. 


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