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Steroids Scandal on "DWTS"?

2/26/2009 1:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

DWTS ScandalMove over, A-Roid -- Jewel has now taken your place as the face of cheating in pro sports. Alright, it's dancing ... but still.

Jewel took to her blog yesterday to announce she is battling tendonitis in her knee as she prepares for the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars." But Jewel, unlike seemingly every baseball player, openly admits she is taking steroids to help her stay healthy. She writes, "Hopefully these steroids will really do the trick and I can keep bad flare ups at a bay in the future."

It is unknown what ABC's policy is on performance-enhancing drugs in reality dance competition shows. Certainly if Jewel should go on to win, "DWTS" purists will call for an asterisk next to her name....

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Foot Fetish    

Hail the foot god,FIRST!

2072 days ago
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oh come on    

I'm pretty sure she means corticosteriods, which are used to reduce inflammation, not anabolic steroids. This is really a ridiculous offering, TMZ.

2072 days ago
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Brenda    

Medical steroids are completely different than the performance-enhancing steroids sports stars use. Apples and oranges, people! The steroid injections Jewel is getting are a MEDICINE to target inflammation in the knee -- not to bulk her up or give her an advantage. To disqualify her for using this MEDICATION would be similar to barring Cloris Leachman for taking her blood pressure MEDICATION.

2072 days ago
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justsaying    

Jewel is taking the drugs for the right reason. These guys who call themselves men, are using these drugs in order to get an edge.

2072 days ago
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fireman_391    

It's CORTISONE. Not anabolic Steroids. Be serious.

2072 days ago
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tmz sucks    

Could you people be any dumber?? She is referring to steroids that reduce inflammation such as prednisone or dexamethasome....not steroids to pump up her muscles...This is such a non-story. Slow day, TMZ??

2072 days ago
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Leah    

Jewel is taking medication! She is on steroids for the anti-inflamatory benefits the give! Come on, do a little reading up on Prednisone!

2072 days ago
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Jess    

Wow, I usually enjoy reading TMZ because it has an edge over the rest of the news sites, but come on!! She is most likely receiving some type of corticosteroid i.e., prednisone or cortisone, which will help decrease the inflammation and swelling associated with the knee problem. Get your facts straight before you accuse people of things you know nothing about. Apparently the medical field is to complex for TMZ.

2072 days ago
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ParisNauseatesMe    

Seriously, TMZ, get a brain. Or at least teach the staff how to google. The corticosteroids that she is taking are medically approved for arhritis and other musculoskeletal problems. It is NOT the same as the junk the pro-ball players use.

Honestly, sometimes you can be so dimwitted.

2072 days ago
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Fubunki PunkChat    

The type of steroids that Jewel would most likely be using for her tendonitis would most likely be topical and not and injectable and would merely sooth the pain in her joints and conditon the joints to allow greater movement and are not considered a performance enhancer because it is not significantly noticable in the blood stream. These types of steroids are common and works like A535.

2072 days ago
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therapist    

The only "scandal" here is that TMZ is reporting on this!

adding insult to injury,...you added a poll... brush up on your medicine before posting silly articles.

2072 days ago
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I Will Take Being Born White Any Day - Thats Worth Much More To Me, #6    

Settle down. As Brenda (#2) noted, what Jewel is taking is probably hydrocortisone - no big deal, and totally routine.

2072 days ago
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Steve-o    

Dumbass - she's not taking ANABOLIC steriods! Careful, before Mr. Libel Suit comes knocking on your door. I really do agree and appreciate your reporting perspectives, but this is just plain ignorance. Take it down, say you're sorry, and get back to responsible reporting.

2072 days ago
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aboogie    

Seriously do some research TMZ! I'm taking steroids to reduce inflammation in my Shoulder! DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2072 days ago
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momtutwins    

Duh!!! She means corticosteroids that are injected into joints to being down inflammation! These are not performance enhancing drugs. Not really much of a story here. Nice try though.

2072 days ago
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