Who would have thought Dancing With The Stars would have SO MUCH drama this year?
On Wednesday, Jewel went on her hubby Ty Murray's MySpace page to post a blog about the show.
The singer had her own thoughts to share on contestant Melissa Rycroft not competing this week due to a rib injury (she was instead judged on her rehearsal video.
"As bad as I felt for Melissa, who I hope feels better and comes back, I'm used to our cowboy athletes that live by the rule: "ride hurt or don't get a score." It may seem harsh, but it seems like the only way to keep things honest. If you're too hurt to compete then you can't compete. But if I were to be on the show I might change my mind. Hahah!"
Well, it looks like DWTS fans are really hardcore. In fact, they've bombarded Jewel with comments and emails for being "catty" towards Melissa. Even the media put their own spin on it!
So Jewel has taken to her personal blog to clear it all up.
"Wow! I can't believe my comment on Ty's website got so mangled- and now gossip columns hijacked it and put words in my mouth! Go back to my original blog- I like Melissa and think she's gifted (and a real Texas sweetheart), and I adore Steve-O. My comment had nothing to do with either of them. My comment was on a sports website about a rule I have never seen in any type of competition before. Name another sport where if you can’t compete, they use your score from practice. Can you imagine an Olympic diver who can’t compete for any reason, and so they let them use their practice dives from that day? Or a chess match, for that matter. If Ty were in the same position, I'd still ask the same thing. I am not a mean-spirited person, and I think all my fans know that. Ty and I have fallen in love with all the contestants, and are in awe of how hard they all work. I can tell you that whoever wins this competition will have earned it, as I see firsthand how incredibly hard they all work. So please don't believe what the gossip columns are trying to turn this into. This isn't a catty girl versus girl thing they are trying to make it into- neither I nor Melissa are like that.
And there you have it.
P.S. We totes agree with her!
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