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Budig Celebrates SKATING Win… With Surgery!


ALL MY CHILDREN’s Rebecca Budig (Greenlee) won the inaugural season of SKATING WITH THE STARS on Tuesday night after earning a perfect score of 60. Next on the actress’ To-Do list? Foot surgery! Budig tells Soaps In Depth that today, December 23, she’ll be going under the knife, but it’s not for an injury related to the grueling skating that she’s done for the last six weeks. (Unlike a wrist injury she suffered earlier this month during rehearsals.) “I have a bone spur on my toe, so I’m having surgery on it,” she reveals. “It’s something I’ve had for 10 years.” The actress is going to tag a week on to AMC’s holiday hiatus in order to recuperate not only from surgery, but also from all the rehearsing she did with partner Fred Palascak for the competition series. “I’m going to be in bed for two weeks. It’ll be good for my body.”

While on bed rest waiting to get back on her feet, Budig will have a nice view of her SKATING trophy, a pair of bronzed ice skates. “Right now, the trophy’s on my dresser,” she smiles. “I’m sure I’ll find a perfect spot for it, probably with my parents or my sister.”

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