‘DWTS’: Ralph Macchio Suffers Serious Injury, Will Still Perform

by | May 9, 2011 at 3:13 PM | Dancing With The Stars, TV News

Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff (Photo: ABC)

Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff (Photo: ABC)


The show will go on for Ralph Macchio.

Despite suffering serious injuries just two weeks before the finals, Macchio is still planning to compete Monday night on “Dancing with the Stars.”

The 49-year-old actor missed four days of rehearsals this week after suffering a ruptured cyst, news he and partner Karina Smirnoff revealed to fans via Twitter.

“[Ralph] had a Baker’s cyst rupture behind his knee with severe inflammation and tendonitis. We are doing everything we can to be ok for tonight,” Karina wrote Monday.

She added: “We lost four days of rehearsals. But I couldn’t be more proud of Ralph Macchio and his will and desire to continue through pain. Please pray for us.”

Macchio, who has struggled with aches and pains all season, chimed in tempering expectations for tonight’s performance, warning everyone it would be “rough around the edges without [rehearsal] time.”

“But performing with Karina Smirnoff for you guys is the highlight of every week … Hanging in!”

“Dancing with the Stars” airs Monday night at 8 p.m./EST on ABC.


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