December 1st, 2010
04:42 PM ET
It looks like Jennifer Grey’s “Dancing With the Stars” win came with an injury: The 50-year-old “Dirty Dancing” star has a ruptured disc.
But, although Grey told Access Hollywood Tuesday that she was probably going to have surgery either "this week or sometime next week," her rep clarified to CNN that Grey “is not scheduled for surgery. She is going in for a consultation and they’ll see if anything needs to be done.”
If surgery is needed, Grey isn’t fazed. “Compared to the other surgeries I had on my neck, my doctor says it won’t be a big deal,” she told Access Hollywood, referring to the injuries she suffered after a 1987 car accident in Ireland with then-boyfriend Matthew Broderick.
According to People, the accident left Broderick severely injured and killed the passengers of the other car, a mother and daughter. "One minute we're going down the road and music is playing, and the next minute ... it's all different," Grey told People of the crash.
Now, though, her neck isn’t causing any problems. “My neck is fine,” Grey told Access Hollywood. “My neck did really well because it has a steel plate in it. So, it was really, actually, [it’s] probably the strongest part of my body.”
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