Derek Hough to Pick Back up After Wife’s Medical Scare

Derek Hough will continue with his tour following his wife Hayley Erbert’s medical scare.

Who is Derek Hough?

Derek Hough is an American professional dancer, choreographer, actor, and singer. He is best known for his work on the reality dance competition show “Dancing with the Stars,” where he has won a record six seasons. Hough has also appeared in stage productions, television shows, and films. He is highly regarded in the dance world for his versatility and skill in various dance styles, including ballroom, Latin, and contemporary. Additionally, Hough has pursued opportunities in music, acting, and hosting, further expanding his career beyond the dance floor.

Personal Life

Derek Hough was born on May 17, 1985, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He is the youngest of five siblings, including fellow dancer Julianne Hough. Hough’s parents divorced when he was young, and he was primarily raised by his mother. He began dancing at a young age, training in various styles including ballroom and Latin. Hough’s professional career took off when he joined the cast of “Dancing with the Stars” in 2007, quickly becoming one of the show’s most popular and successful dancers. Outside of his dance career, Hough has also pursued acting and music, appearing in films, television shows, and stage productions. He has been in high-profile relationships with celebrities such as actress Nina Dobrev and singer-songwriter Hayley Erbert. Hough is known for his philanthropic efforts, supporting various causes including LGBTQ+ rights and childhood education. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys activities such as hiking, surfing, and snowboarding in his free time. Despite his busy schedule, Hough maintains a close relationship with his family and values spending time with loved ones.

Continuing His Tour

In December, Erbert, who is also a professional dancer on the “Symphony of Dance Tour” alongside Hough, was diagnosed with a cranial hematoma resulting from a ruptured blood vessel.

In the latter part of last year, she underwent an emergency craniectomy, necessitating the replacement of a portion of her skull during the surgical procedure.

During this period, the judge of “Dancing with the Stars” shared an update on Erbert’s recovery via Instagram, expressing relief, gratitude, and immense joy, stating, “I am pleased to share that Hayley’s cranioplasty surgery was completed as scheduled.” Hough’s tour is scheduled to resume on April 16 in Tampa, Florida.

Erbert’s recovery journey has been shared on social media by the duo, with Erbert herself recently appearing in a video post to express gratitude to their supporters.

“I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to all of you for your messages, love, energy, light, and prayers. Your support means the world to me and my family. Truly, I believe it’s been a significant factor in my faster recovery and maintaining a positive outlook throughout this entire experience,” she expressed in the post.


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