Dancing With the Stars

Melissa Gilbert Suffers Whiplash and Concussion

UPDATED 04/10/2012 at 11:45 AM EDT Originally published 04/10/2012 at 09:05 AM EDT



Melissa Gilbert says she'll be fine.

The Dancing with the Stars contestant, who was rushed to the hospital on a stretcher Monday night after performing a paso doble with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tweeted a health update later.

"I'm alright," she wrote. "Mild concussion and whiplash. Very soon I will be safely home resting and being taken care of."



And it seems there are plenty of people watching out for the actress. "@Maksim you are my champion. I adore you," she wrote of her partner in a follow-up Tweet, before adding of her helpful competitor, "@GavinDeGraw bless your heart for carrying me down those stairs!"

"I think anybody would have done it," DeGraw, who helped Gilbert down from the skybox, told PEOPLE after the show. (See video above.)



Gilbert – whose paso doble with Maksim was her best performance so far in the competition, according to judge Bruno Tonioli – left for the hospital before the end of the two-hour, rock-themed show.

"She injured herself," host Tom Bergeron announced on the air as the couples gathered on the parquet following the performances, "and as a precaution she's gone to the hospital to get checked out."

Her partner is also a bit banged up: "He hurt his elbow during rehearsal doing one of the tricks," his brother Val Chmerkovskiy told PEOPLE. "And now he pulled his groin."

All the remaining couples face elimination on Tuesday's show (9 p.m. ET).



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