In a statement released Monday afternoon on her personal website, Julianne reveals that she has been diagnosed with endometriosis — a development of uterine-lining tissue outside the uterus on the surfaces of organs in the pelvis or abdomen where they are not supposed to grow — and will be "undergoing minor surgery to remove her appendix."
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According to Eonline.com, Cody Linley's partner will still be dancing on Monday night's show, and the Hannah Montana actor will have a substitute partner starting next week.
DWTS has been plagued by health problems recently – Julianne's brother Derek Hough was knocked out briefly after a fall earlier this season, Jeffrey Ross suffered a scratched cornea, Brooke Burke injured her foot and Misty May-Treanor had to leave the competition after hurting her ankle.