Chelsea Handler back brace
"Not to be funny, but I'm actually wearing a back brace because of something that happened that night," Handler explained. "I do this glide where I'm really happy and I sit while I dance because I have to hold onto something that's stable."
But a back brace isn't the only thing that's giving Handler a lasting memory of her night out -- she also admits that she was prescribed steroids after her night of partying.
According to the New York Post, the late night talk show host attended the Provocateur party, ordering bottle service at a private booth with two of her girlfriends. The threesome reportedly danced well into the morning. But while most of us simply wake up with a hangover, Handler's partying skills forced her into a completely different bracket -- pain kilers and a back brace.
The funnywoman was partying with pals at New York City nightclub Provocateur on Friday (20Jan12) when her back gave out as she danced into the early hours of the morning.
And Handler admits the pain was so severe, she had to see a medic and get a cortisone injection to ease the swelling.
During an appearance on U.S. morning show Live! With Kelly on Friday (27Jan12), she explained, "I wouldn't call it dancing, what I was doing... I do this glide where I'm really happy. And I sit when I'm dancing because I like to hold onto something stable - either a person or a piece of equipment. I had to get steroids... I'm not kidding. I have a back brace on right now."
Baffled TV presenter Kelly Ripa was just glad Handler was doing OK, joking, "When I hugged you I thought you were wearing a bullet proof vest."