American actress/presenter Maria Menounos has been secretly nursing a broken rib as she competes on reality show Dancing With The Stars, according to a U.S. report.
The Extra correspondent has been in intense rehearsals for the series with her professional partner Derek Hough, and they scored 21 points for their Cha-Cha-Cha during the debut episode last week (begs19Mar12).
But Menounos has been hiding a painful secret - New York Post gossip column Page Six reports she broke a rib during a recent session.
A source says, "She has been in excruciating pain for the past few weeks during rehearsals, but she is staying strong and working through it. She refuses to give up."