At the launch of Disney's "Epic Mickey" video game in New York City on Tuesday, Jennifer told Access Hollywood that she would shortly take care of an injury sustained during her triumphant march to mirrorball glory.
"I ruptured a disc, and I'm gonna go home today and I'm probably gonna have surgery this week or sometime next week," Jennifer said.
"It's just gonna be like a little surgery where they take out the ruptured disc thing, and you know, it won't be a big deal. Compared to the other surgeries I had on my neck, my doctor says it won't be a big deal," Jennifer continued. "I'll be home that night."
Jennifer scooped up the Season 11 title with her professional dancing partner, Derek Hough, last Wednesday, and she told Access the pain was worth it.
"I gotta tell you, the win and the experience of doing — more the experience of doing 'Dancing with the Stars' — already, like I don't even remember the pain I was in a week ago," she said of the injury that nearly kept her from competing in her final two dances. "I just have some discomfort in back that needs to be taken care of. OK, it's a little more than discomfort."
The actress clarified though, that her current injury is not related to her neck problems.
"My neck is fine," she said. "My neck did really well because it has a steel plate in it. So, it was really, actually, [it's] probably the strongest part of my body."
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