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Report: Tom DeLay withdrawing from 'Dancing with the Stars'


By Reality TV World staff, 10/06/2009 

Former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has reportedly decided to hang up his dancing shoes. 

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DeLay will withdraw from Dancing with the Stars due to stress fractures in both his feet during tonight's live results show broadcast,  People reported Tuesday.

Last night, DeLay -- who had already been diagnosed with a pre-stress fracture in his right foot prior to the show's September premiere -- had announced he had decided to ignore the advice of his doctor and Dancing with the Stars producers' and continue in the competition despite the newly-diagnosed dual stress fractures.

"What's a little pain when you can party?" his boasted to Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron before he performed on Monday night's performance show.  "It's a challenge and I've been having a ball."

DeLay and professional partner Cheryl Burke subsequently received a 15 out of 30 score for their samba performance, leaving them in next-to-last-place on Monday night's leaderboard.

"You really are a super trouper...  [but] of course the performance suffers and we have to judge based on what we see," Dancing with the Stars judge Bruno Tonioli told DeLay.

ABC denied comment when contacted by People.


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