Jordan Fisher has long been considered the one to beat on season 25 of Dancing with the Stars, but now the Broadway star has been sidelined by a scratched cornea — and a source tells PEOPLE the injury caused him to leave rehearsal early Tuesday to seek treatment.
“His eye is looking worse and he left rehearsal early to go to the doctor,” says the source. “He also had to cancel some other commitments he had later in the day.”
Fisher, 23, revealed his injury during Monday night’s semifinals, telling co-host Erin Andrews “I have a scratched cornea a nail in the eye.”
He and his partner Lindsay Arnold — who is nursing a knee injury — powered through their pain to receive the night’s only perfect score (see their two performances in the videos below), but backstage he admitted to reporters that “everything hurts.”
“Light hurts, blinking hurts, keeping my eyes open hurts, it’s hard to see but it’s just one of those freak things,” he said. “It’s definitely been the hardest couple of days in the competition but we’re grateful that we’ve been able to cap these couple of days off like a pirate with one …read more