Vanessa Lachey Details Near-Death Experience on Dancing with the Stars, Rumbas Through Partner Rivalry

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Vanessa Lachey could not hold back her emotion on Dancing with the Stars last night.

But the tears this competitor shed had nothing to do with the alleged feud between her and Maks Chmerkovskiy.

Instead, they had everything to do with the time Lachey nearly died.

Vanessa Lachey Cries

First, a quick refresher:

Last week, multiple sources claimed Lachey and Chmerkovskiy actively hated each other, with one source telling Us Weekly there's constant "fighting" when the cameras are off and that each half of this partnership is "miserable."

This tabloid cites dueling stubborn personalities for the basis of these disagreements.

Neither Vanessa nor Maks have really commented on the rumor of a rivalry, but the latter did skip last Monday's performance show, raising some major eyebrows around the Internet.

He later apologized.

"As you are all aware, I had to leave the show last week to take care of some personal issues," Chmerkovskiy Tweeted on Wednesday, adding:

"I take full responsibility for my actions and want to apologize to my partner Vanessa.

"We are both looking forward to dancing for our fans next week!"

And dance they did on Monday evening, doing the Rumba on an episode that episode featured the celebrities’ most memorable years.

Rumba Time

As part of the pre-taped package before they took to the live stage, Lachey explained why this has been her most memorable year:

Because she nearly died right before it started.

“I was in the hospital on bed rest and then my water broke. I was only 29 weeks,” Lachey explained to Chmerkovskiy about what transpired with her son, Phoenix.

Husband Nick Lachey, who is also a contestant on Season 25, was featured in the video as well.

“I’ll never forget. She called me in a panic: ‘They’re taking me in for an emergency surgery. Get here as quick as you can,’" he said.

Vanessa remembers every detail of the harrowing experience.

“I was on the operating bed and I looked up and I didn’t know a single face and I remembered thinking I hope the baby’s okay and don’t worry about me. Just make him okay,” Lachey said, crying at this point.

She then went out and danced to a track sang by her husband.

"This song got us through some really tough times and helped us bond even closer as a family," Vanessa explained.

Watch Vanessa and Maks crush their Rumba!!!!!!!!!!

Did the supposed feud between herself and Chmerkovskiy affect the routine?

Or the raw emotion of the moment?

Not really, as the tandem earned 24 points out of a possible 30.

On a related note, we send the very best to Vanessa, Nick and their kids.

What a scary experience for everyone involved. We're just glad Lachey is doing okay these days.

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We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

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I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente