Last night on the first elimination show of the season just before Tom Bergeron announced who would be the first celeb eliminated, Dorothy Hamill announced she would be leaving the show. In an emotional speech she told everyone that because of Doctors orders she had to withdraw from the competition. “It’s a cyst on the lumbar spine and it’s pinching a nerve,” she said. When the nerve in the lower back is pinched she losers balance on her right foot.
“I’ve taken the advice of my spine surgeon and I need to withdraw from the competition,” explained Hamil “I have an injury that could be irreparable. I wish that I could give it my all but I can’t. It’s been wonderful ride.”
Fellow dancers and contestants reacted to her leaving.
Tony Dolovati tweeted, “My heart goes out to Dorothy and Tristan ((((( class act”
Lindsay Arnold tweeted, “Such a bittersweet night! Very happy we get to stay another week! So sad to see
@DorothyHamill go she is amazing and I respect her so much!”
Lisa Vanderpump tweeted, “Yes it was a close shave tonight,love Dorothy Hamill so sad to see her go,we became super close..I guess we need to vote! Until next week xx”
Aly Raisman tweeted, “
@DorothyHamill I love you and I wish you all the best with a speedy recovery. We’ll stay in touch xoxo