rian McFadden is in "quite a lot of pain" with his shoulder injury - but it's not "slowing him down".
The former Westlife star partially dislocated his shoulder and damaged his rotator cuff during rehearsals for "Dancing on Ice" last week, but still managed to perform with his professional skating partner Alex Murphy on Sunday (20.01.19), despite him dropping her during their routine.
Despite the agonising injury, the 38-year-old singer is back rehearsing and is having plenty of psychotherapy, and the ITV show's Creative Director Dan Whiston has admitted he really "can't afford" to miss all the practice he can get.
He told The Sun Online: "Brian is in quite a lot of pain with his shoulder injury but he's not letting it get him down or slow him down.
"He's having a lot of physio and carrying on with his training as he knows he can't afford to loose any ice time."
Dan also praised Brian for how he dealt with their fall during their Bugsy Malone-themed routine.
He added: "Brian is still learning to skate, so mistakes can sometimes happen. Luckily he and his pro partner Alex managed to cover up the "drop" and continue with their routine.
"I think the way they both dealt with what happened is testament to their strong skating partnership."
Prior to his injury, Alex revealed Brian's confidence had been rocked after he suffered a fall on the ice during training earlier that week.
She said: "We had a fall, it was pretty bad.
"He was really anxious after that but I told him not to worry and hopefully it's out of his system."
However, Alex says he should be proud of his progress.
She said: "He has come on drastically from when he first started and could hardly stand on the ice.
"He's also lost weight from all the training, but he doesn't think so because he still eats burgers."
Brian isn't the only one to have suffered on the ice, fellow competitor Melody Thornton recently admitted she has had a number of accidents during rehearsals, including smashing her face on the ice.
The former Pussycat Dolls singer said: "The worst for me is there's a little bitty part of the blade in the back of your skate that if you put your other skate on top of that and then move an inch, you will just fall out of nowhere. It's like getting shot. It's crazy.
"I was trying to put one foot behinds the other and I stepped on my blade and went backwards flying but landed on my face. It was so intense. You immediately want to cry. It's like when you're a kid and you can't help it.
"I've fallen on my hips and things and the bruising is like "wow, OK"."