On Tuesday’s hour-long Dancing With The Stars episode, which featured a live performance by rock band KISS, Sherri Shepherd was eliminated after promising to return with a “new dance, new attitude.” After learning of her elimination from the show, she said:
“I just want to say thank you for letting me live a dream I’ve always had.”
Melissa Gilbert, who suffered a concussion while performing Monday night, is scheduled to return next week to continue competing on the show.
Other performers returning next week will include Extra co-host Maria Menounos, Gavin DeGraw, opera singer Katherine Jenkins, Gladys Knight, telenovela’s William Levy, Family Matters star Jaleel “Steve Urkel” White, and Roshon Fegan.
Jack Wagner and tennis sensation Martina Navratilova have already been eliminated from DWTS.
Gilbert’s partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy questioned whether his injured partner, Gilbert, should even return to the dance floor as he told reporters after the show that:
“She’s in pain. She’s got a big headache. I was a bit confused about the injury yesterday because she said that she hit the floor and I was like I was looking at you the entire time, and I was trying to carry her, you know, through some of the moments, and being kind of careful and gentle with her. She hit my knee. I honestly didn’t feel it. I thought I slipped on her dress. I think the doctor said that she had a minor concussion. I know that’s very not pleasant. I wish she could take a couple of days off. And honestly, at this point, with Sherri Shepherd getting eliminated I’m not really sure if it’s worth killing yourself and, you know, trying to put on a show when it is what it is. Look, you know, I think the only aspect is on our side is our fans, and I’m beyond grateful. I mean, coming back from being in the bottom, and then again being in the bottom, and then again being in the bottom in a competition like this, we owe it all to the fans. So this is my kinda dilemma. What do you do? Do you take it easy and go well listen, it is what it is, or do you try to put on a show? But then, you know, it sucks that she got injured on my, so to speak, on my watch, and this is something that I don’t want to see happen.”
What do you think of Sherri Shepherd’s dearly departure and Gilbert’s scheduled return to 2012′s Dancing With The Stars?
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