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Bill Nye suffers torn knee ligament, 'Dancing with the Stars' status questionable


By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/25/2013 

Bill Nye's continued participation on Dancing with the Stars has been put in question due to injury.

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The former Bill Nye the Science Guy star, who is currently competing on Dancing with the Stars' seventeenth season, has revealed he's suffering an injury that will undoubtedly hinder his dancing ability.

"Working w/ a partially torn ligament. Plan to be dancin' next week. Stand by (or rather, elevate your leg by...)" Nye tweeted Tuesday alongside a photo of himself with a bandaged knee at the doctor's office accompanied by his supportive professional partner Tyne Stecklein

A Dancing with the Stars source told RumorFix.com that Nye was rushed to the hospital immediately following Monday night's performance show. The injury most likely occurred when Nye tripped at the end of his paso doble routine.

The 57-year-old science geek and Stecklein earned only 17 out of 30 possible points from the judges for their paso doble performance. Unfortunately, the couple finished in twelfth -- and last -- place on the judges' combined two-week leaderboard with 31 out of 60 possible total points.

Despite his apparent lack of skill on the dance floor, Nye has received a record-breaking amount of viewer support as evident across social media platforms.

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