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Professional dancer Maks Chmerkovskiy has apologized for dropping Kirstie Alley on Monday night’s Dancing With The Stars.
“To all the fans…I’m sorry! It will never happen again and I will never ‘fall’! To @kirstiealley You were..FLAWLESS! In more ways than one!” he Tweeted after the show.
Alley didn’t seem to be upset. She Tweeted him back: “I salute u… U r a gladiator …. A champion… I’m honored to be your partner.”
She also addressed fans: “Thank u all for your support and your votes…. Sort of a beauty in Live TV… Because it’s live… Anything can happen… gotta love it!!!!”
Chmerkovskiy explained Tuesday on ABC’s Good Morning America that he experienced “a charley horse” while dancing the rumba and his leg gave out, according to USA Today.
Although he said his leg is “sore,” he added, “It’s fine. It’s not a pain that’s going to stop me.”
Looking back at the footage, Chmerkovskiy said, “What makes me most uncomfortable, I want to be the backbone, but I want to be in the shadows. This talked-about moment takes away from Hines (Ward) and Petra (Nemcova) doing their incredible performances. Even from Kirstie. That’s why I feel a little awkward.”
Despite the slip-up, he two earned raves from the judges and a decent score of 21 out of 30.
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