Julianne Hough: "You Don’t Have to Ignore Pain"

Tue., Nov. 4, 2008 6:55 PM PST

ABC/KELSEY McNEAL
Julianne Hough would love to just get up and dance. Alas, she still has a bit of recovering to do, from a condition that she says was much more serious than anyone previously thought.

The two-time Dancing With the Stars winner, who underwent surgery last week for appendicitis and complications from endometriosis, tells E! News that she hopes her experience sends a message to women who might be too nervous or embarrassed to seek help if they feel something might be wrong with them.

“I’ve always been honest, and to be honest, I think it can help other girls who ignore pain,” Hough says. “You don’t have to ignore pain.”  More…