‘DWTS’ Veteran Peta Murgatroyd Apologizes To Fans For Cutting Show Short: ‘My Legs Were Giving Out’

Peta Murgatroyd found herself in a scary situation over the weekend. Mid-performance, the Dancing with the Stars alum lost all feeling in her limbs.

A Mystery Illness Hits

Murgatroyd was performing in Grand Prairie, Texas, on Saturday night when the terrifying incident occurred. The show was part of the Maks & Val & Peta: Confidential tour, where her husband, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and his brother, Val Chmerkovskiy, also performed.

The dancing pro revealed that she hadn't been feeling well throughout the day, and apologized to fans for being unable to perform as expected. She took to Instagram to explain the situation.

"I have never missed a show due to illness in my entire professional dancing career. I woke up feeling a little nauseous but I was able to go about my day with [son] Shai. In the afternoon, the vomiting (and you know what) started," she wrote.

Losing All Feeling

Murgatroyd originally thought she must be suffering from food poisoning, and tried to rest with the intention of recovering. As the day wore on, however, she began to experience fever and chills. By the time she was due to go on stage, the dancing superstar could barely walk, nor could she feel her arms or legs.

"I had no idea how I was going to walk out that door. The opening music starts and I walked out onto stage. I tried my best to dance, but my legs were giving out. Apart from it being very embarrassing, it was very scary. I am so sorry for not being able to give you the show you all deserved," she wrote.

The performance continued, and Murgatroyd thanked the cast and crew for taking care of her and readjusting the show to make up for her absence.

Recovering Well

Murgatroyd went back on stage the following night in Kansas City, Missouri, and again took to Instagram, this time to share how happy she was to be dancing again.

"You guys were incredible tonight! It felt so good to be back on stage," she wrote.

Murgatroyd and the Chmerkovskiy brothers won't be appearing on the upcoming athletes-only edition of Dancing with the Stars, because they'll be out on tour.

Supporting From The Sidelines

However, they'll be watching just like everyone else, predominantly to root for Val's girlfriend, Jenna Johnson, who's partnered with Olympic star Adam Rippon.

"My girlfriend's gonna kill it. I'm very excited to see her shine and finally get her shot," Val told PEOPLE.

Murgatroyd echoed his sentiments, telling the outlet she thinks Johnson has a good chance of winning the whole thing.

"We're definitely rooting for everyone, especially Jenna. I think she should definitely be one of the ones in the end," she said.

Joining Rippon and Johnson on the upcoming season, which begins April 30, will be Olympic skater Tonya Harding, as well as Jamie Anderson, and Jennie Finch.

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