William Levy Overcomes Ankle Injury, Dazzles on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Actor/model William Levy defied doctors and stunned onlookers with an amazing Argentine tango performance during Dancing With The Stars‘ Latin night this Monday.

“I’m gathering myself,” judge Carrie Ann Inaba said following Levy’s Tango. “That was ridiculously amazing. You are so convincing, all I could think of was, ‘The Latin dancing James Bond is in the house!'”

Len Goodman chimed in:

“I saw mood. I saw passion. I saw sensuality and color. Well done.”

Finally Bruno Tonioli added, “Pulsating passion. Throbbing intensity. Slick sexy coolish.”

It wasn’t until after the dance that an even more impressive fact was discussed – Levy was moving and grooving with an injured right ankle.

DWTS co-host Brooke Burke brought up Levy’s injury — which William tweeted about the day before — and asked what the doctor said after giving the star an MRI earlier in the day.

“He said my ligament was ripped up… ‘You need to rest.’ But, I said to him that tonight was no resting,” William told Brooke, brushing aside talk of his condition.

William’s triumphant ballroom feat earned he and his partner Cheryl Burke a score of 29 out of 30.

A run-down of the remaining DWTS contestant’s scores for Latin night can be seen below:

Gavin DeGraw and Karina Smirnoff: 19

Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 21

Gladys Knight and Tristan McManus: 22

Jaleel White and Kym Johnson: 24

Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 26

Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 27

Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 27

Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 29

The Dancing With The Stars results show, where one celebrity will be booted off, airs tonight at 9pm on ABC.

Watch William Levy perform the Argentine Tango on last night’s episode of Dancing With the Stars below: