Derek Hough needs a "nice lady" to take care of him.

The 'Dancing With The Stars' hunk - who has previously dated Shannon Elizabeth and been linked to Cheryl Cole - recently dislocated his shoulder and needed cortisone shots to help him perform on Tuesday (12.10.11) and said he wishes he had a special someone to look after him.

He told People: "My shoulder bothered me this morning. It was excruciating. It popped out for a second. I'll take it easy a little bit and see how it is, but it's fine.

"I just need a nice lady to take care of me. That's all I need."

Derek could ask Lauren Conrad to nurse him back to health as he has recently been on a number of dates with the former 'Hills' beauty.

Last month, the pair went to Jason Scoppa's weekly live music show at the Sayers Club in Hollywood, where they couldn't keep their hands off each other.

An onlooker said: "They were close to each other. He had his arm around her waist. They were dancing and also holding hands.

"They were pretty playful and flirty."