Two SYTYCD finalists hospitalized after collapsing at rehearsals

Two of the four remaining contestants on So You Think You Can Dance 4 “collapsed at rehearsals Saturday and had to be rushed by ambulance to nearby Cedars Sinai Hospital,” People reports.

While Fox had no comment and wouldn’t reveal the identities of the two dancers, judge Mary Murphy told the magazine, “Two went in [Saturday] and so there was no more rehearsals, and today [Sunday] all the rehearsals were called off. The kids are completely dehydrated — two of them. I’m sure they’re doing a lot of blood work to see if there’s anything else. … they keep pushing themselves and pushing themselves and not letting anybody know that, ‘Hey, I’m running on empty,’ and then it catches up on them and then they collapse.”

She said that rehearsals were cancelled to keep the competition fair, as “the other two [dancers] could not rehearse as well, and so hopefully everybody is going to be in the same boat … hopefully everybody will be refreshed by having a full day off.”

Two of the Top 4 SYTYCD Contestants Hospitalized [People]

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