'Dancing With the Stars' Shawn Johnson on losing injured partner Derek Hough: 'It crushed me'

Injured "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" pro Derek Hough is down -- but is he out? Backstage after Tuesday night's (Oct. 30) results show, in which host Tom Bergeron broke the news that Derek's neck injury had forced him to the sidelines, his partner Shawn Johnson told us, "Losing Derek today was heart-wrenching ... Relating as a competitor and an athlete, I knew how hard the decision was for him." "I've never seen that look on his face," she added. "It was just pain and frustration. It crushed me." Having Mark Ballas, her winning Season 8 partner, "step in is great," she notes. "I'm glad he did, I'm comfortable with him, but under the circumstances it's hard." (Mark partnered this season with Bristol Palin, before they were eliminated Oct. 16.) And although Derek's out this week, he's still Shawn's official partner. "He's going to be in all the rehearsals helping choreograph and making sure it's...


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