Jewel will keep dancing despite injury, is okay with husband’s strategy to get her pregnant

Singer Jewel injured her knees while rehearsing for Dancing with the Stars 8, but although she’s taking a week off, says she’s “in it for the long haul” and will keep dancing.

“I went to the physical therapist yesterday and I can say that I am feeling better! He said if I take time now to heal that I will be good to go by next week. I hate missing these days, but it’s all for the best in the long run, because I’m in it for the long haul and I wanna win it,” Jewel wrote on her blog.

She is concerned about the lost week of rehearsal, writing, “hopefully it didn’t cause me to get too far behind all the other contestants — I only had 3 weeks to prepare, and now it will be only 2 weeks — which isn’t much considering how much I have to learn.”

Earlier, she wrote about her injury: A doctor “said I have tendonitis in my knees and that I have to start a course of medicine to try and bring the swelling down. Yuck! It’s mainly my left knee, and I can’t believe I hurt it so badly.”

Jewel’s husband Ty Murray is also competing, and recently said he will get Jewel pregnant in order to secure his own victory. And Jewel wouldn’t mind that at all. She writes, “Ty said that he thinks his best chance of beating me is if I get pregnant during the show so I would be too tired to dance! Talk about a strategy! Haha… Of course, that would be fine with me if it did happen, so either way would be a win!”

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