April 10, 2012 10:45am PT by Michael O'Connell
'Dancing With the Stars': Melissa Gilbert Suffers Concussion, Whiplash After Accident
After leaving Dancing With the Stars' live Monday performance show in an ambulance, Melissa Gilbert reassured fans on Twitter that she wasn't seriously injured.
"I'm alright," wrote the 47-year-old Little House on the Prairie actress, who hit her head on the ballroom floor during her Paso Doble. "Mild concussion and whiplash. Very soon I will be safely home resting and being taken care of."
Gilbert also gave thanks to partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who joined her at the hospital, and fellow competitor Gavin DeGraw.
"@MaksimC you are my champion. I adore you," she wrote. "@GavinDeGraw bless your heart for carrying me down those stairs!"
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Dancing With the Stars host Tom Bergeron acknowledged Gilbert's departure at the end of Monday's episode before her cast mates helped piece the events together backstage.
Though Gilbert has not commented further on the matter, the rest of the top 10 will return to the broadcast during Tuesday's results show where ABC will further address the incident that sent her the hospital.