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06/12/2013 06:29 am ET

'So You Think You Can Dance' Vegas Week: Head Injury Nearly Ends Journey For One Dancer (VIDEO)

The most brutal week of the competition was under way this week on "So You Think You Can Dance." It was Vegas Week, and that meant exhausted dancers, frayed nerves and temper tantrums. And for one dancer, it almost meant the end of the competition.

During last-minute rehearsals, Malece Miller took a hard fall while working with her partner Armen Way. During an upside-down hold, he dropped her straight on her head. Malece was off to the hospital, with her future on the show in jeopardy.

Thankfully, she was given the clear to perform, while Armen was given a stern lecture about caring for the safety of his partner. Malece fought with a vengeance and both dancers sailed their way through the rest of the week. But perhaps the drop was still haunting the judges' image of Armen. He was a part of the final cuts of the week.

There's no hard feelings, though, between the dancers. They were Tweeting each other well wishes while reliving the harrowing experience by watching this week's episode.

The AV Club noted that the injury might have been the best thing to happen to Malece, all things considered. We all know who she is now. "Malece has the blessing-curse of an injury to put her on camera, and she gains a lot of momentum in the competition when she gives an outstanding performance after coming back from the hospital," they wrote.

The Top 20 are revealed -- and dance live -- next week on "So You Think You Can Dance," Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

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