Derek Hough on Sister: She's a Fighter!

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A week after surgery to remove her appendix, Julianne Hough is recovering well.

“She was in a lot of pain for a couple of days afterwards," brother Derek Hough said to OK! following last night's performance. "But she’s a fighter; she’ll get through."

In Hough Shape

Despite Julianne's belief that she'd return to the show after just a couple of weeks, Derek is more cautious:

"I don’t think she’ll be back to dance next week. I’m going to make her stay in bed!”

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