Ricki Lake Reveals Her DWTS Injury

Dancing with the Stars - Ricki Lake Injured
Ricki Lake and Derek Hough (inset) and her injury
Courtesy Ricki Lake; Inset: Craig Sjodin/ABC

09/09/2011 AT 10:10 AM EDT

She's wearing her dancing injuries with pride.

Ricki Lake suffered a nasty bruise on her shin Thursday while rehearsing for Dancing with the Stars with her dance partner, Derek Hough.

"Look, my first injury. Don't ask how it happened," the former talk show host, 42, Tweeted, along with a picture of a large bruise and cut on her shin.

Lake, who said upon being cast that she was terrified to participate in the show, is the first cast member to reveal an injury before the 13th season starts on Sept.19.

Though an ambulance was called to the set, Lake downplayed the situation, Tweeting: "Not sure how my bruise turned into a medic showing up? I'm fine!! :)"

Later in the day, she Tweeted at former DWTS contestant Kirstie Alley, who stumbled on the dancefloor more than once: "I've got my work cut out for me. Channeling ya' mama. xo".
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