PANAMA CITY, FL - AUGUST 30: Lauren Alaina pose as she Hosts Vera Bradley x Blessings in a Backpack Event at Oscar Patterson High School on August 30, 2019 in Panama City, Florida. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images for Vera Bradley)

Lauren Alaina is a very determined dancer, apparently.

“All I have been trying to do is pretend my ribs aren’t broken this whole competition,” said Alaina in an interview during last night’s episode of Dancing With The Stars. Alaina, who dressed as a vampire for the special episode said, “I fractured the one on the left the first week of the show and I haven’t had these X-rayed, but they don’t feel great.”

Her partner Gleb Savchenko gave props to her ability to power through the injury. “She’s so strong. I’m so proud that she got through it. We had a tough week and I’m really proud of you. You did a great job.”

The duo earned nines (out of possible tens) from all three judges for a total score of 27 out of 30. Judge Bruno Tonioli called the pair’s Halloween dance “deadly sexy” and Len Goodman deemed it an “energetic performance,” according to People.