Dorothy Hamill - Dorothy Hamill Drops Out Of Dancing With The Stars Due To Back Injury

Olympic figure skater Dorothy Hamill has dropped out of hit U.S. reality show Dancing With The Stars after sustaining a spinal cord injury.

The 56 year old has a cyst on her lumbar spine, and now the gold medallist has put her health first by withdrawing from the competition on doctors orders after just two weeks on the programme.

Announcing the news during the live show on Tuesday night (26Mar13), she explained, "I've taken the advice from my spine surgeon and I need to withdraw from the competition. It could be irreparable nerve damage and it would be completely unfair for me to stay in this and have any of these people (fellow contestants) go home.

"I can't do (pro partner Tristan MACManus) justice and these are the most amazing people who want to be here. It's not that I don't want to be here, but I wish I could give it my all and I can't... It's been a wonderful ride... I just feel so lucky I was able to be a part of it for a short time."


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