This is unimaginably tragic.
The team did release a statement on the matter, though (below):
Alek Skarlatos is facing a bit of a setback this week as he has reportedly suffered a broken nose during Dancing With The Stars rehearsals!
The 23-year-old was practicing with his partner Emma Slater Monday morning when she accidentally hit him in the face with her elbow!
Alek still needs an X-ray to confirm, but according to medics who were called to the scene all early signs point to a broken nose!
It doesn't sound like the injury will keep him off the dance floor at all, but we're guessing he'll be a bit more cautious of Emma's elbows tonight!
Feel better, Alek!
[Image via Instagram.]