Anastacia returns to Strictly rehearsals

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 October 2016
Anastacia and Brendan Cole

Anastacia and Brendan Cole

Anastacia has returned to rehearsals for 'Strictly Come Dancing' after tearing mastectomy scar tissue during training last week

Anastacia has returned to rehearsals for 'Strictly Come Dancing' following her injury.

The 48-year-old singer was left in agony after she tore mastectomy scar tissue during training with her professional partner Brendan Cole last week.

The 'I'm Outta Love' hitmaker was unable to take part in the dance-off because of the injury, meaning Melvin Odoom was ejected from the show as he and his partner Janette Manrara received the fewest votes from the public.

Anastacia has now been given the all-clear to return to the ballroom by specialist medical staff and she and Brendan will dance a Viennese waltz on Saturday (08.10.16).

The blond beauty - who underwent a double mastectomy to cure her of breast cancer - must take "appropriate medication" to perform, and Brendan has been told to carefully choreograph the routine so not to cause further injuries.

Anastacia is delighted she has been given the go-ahead to keep dancing as she is performing to raise awareness of the illness and is donating her appearance fee to Cancer Research UK.

A spokeswoman said: "She is doing this to raise money for breast cancer, so unless a doctor tells her she can't carry on, quitting would never be an option. Anastacia and Brendan are now in rehearsal.

"Anastacia visited the clinic of a specialist in breast reconstruction surgery. The doctor again confirmed that there was a tear in the scar tissue, which although painful is not permanent. She was given the all clear to dance this weekend with the caveat that the routine is carefully choreographed and she has been given the appropriate medication.

"Brendan was with her for her appointments and they have been filmed for this weekend's episode."

After the weekend, Anastacia will return to the specialist clinic to have another appointment to check that everything is OK and she will be monitored throughout her time on the BBC One programme.

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