First Elimination and Injury on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Dancing With the Stars had its first elimination on Monday. Former SNL funnyman Chris Kattan and his partner, Witney Carson, were eliminated after just two performances.

Kattan had struggled the previous week during the premiere, and despite his best efforts, he was sent home. It was particularly tough to bid the star goodbye because during this episode, Kattan shared his story of recovery after breaking his neck 20 years ago. He underwent four surgeries and had a lot of medical hardware installed in his back, which caused him be stiff. It was heartbreaking to see the actor’s disappointment.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy injured his calf during rehearsal, and it looks like he is going to be out of the competition for a few weeks. The dancer said, “I’m flying out to get whatever needs to happen tomorrow morning. After that, fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.”

A lot of drama — and we’re only two episodes into the new season.

Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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