March 27th, 2013
09:34 AM ET

Doctor ends one celebrity's 'DWTS' run

"Dancing with the Stars" eliminated its first contestant on Tuesday, but it didn't happen thanks to votes from viewers.

Instead, Monday's dismissal came at the advice of a spinal surgeon.

Figure staking legend Dorothy Hamill told host Tom Bergeron last night that she was advised by her doctor to drop out of the competition. Hamill has been struggling with an enlarged cyst on her back over the past week, limiting her ability to practice her dancing. She earned the lowest score during Monday's competition with a 15 on a jive.

Hamill's announcement came just after the show revealed the two celebrities facing elimination that week - boxer Victor Ortiz and "Real Housewife" Lisa Vanderpump.  Both will survive at least another week.

Hear from Hamill and other celebrities on the surprise announcement by watching the video above - what do you think of her exit?

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    April 3, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rock

    See? now the thread is 100 times better

    April 3, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. maryanne

    she doesn't shine–

    March 29, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JJ

    Funny that this will make headlines for weeks YET the Benghazi Fiasco is GONE............

    March 28, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Meh

    Can the same doctor force a ruling that puts the show off of cable once and for all?

    March 28, 2013 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  6. John Ross

    What exactly is "Figure staking"

    March 28, 2013 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
  7. Monty Python

    Don't all ice skaters have some dancing ability, just by nature of their background? Hamil might be the worst dancer on this show, since Kate Goselin and Chloris Leachman! Ok, Kate was worse, but not by much. Hamil is awful, cyst or no cyst.

    March 28, 2013 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  8. Alvarez

    looks like someone took a dump in my bathtub again.

    March 28, 2013 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  9. Max-STeel_Turbo

    And not a SINGLE F was given by ME.Because I do NOT watch this FILTH!!!

    March 27, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Obrut-Leet S-Xam

      If you don't watch this filth, then pray-tell, please, why did you read this info at all? Please enlighten us!!! PLEASE! WE'RE BEGGING YOU!

      March 27, 2013 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rex-STool_Furby

      When is the clothing optional episode? That's the only one I ever watch, where the women's bare lady parts bounce around while they gyrate to the music.

      March 28, 2013 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Hacked into last 7 calls....nobody there but the tool...

      i love being me

      March 28, 2013 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  10. kristi

    i had that Dorothy Hamill hair-do when I was little. It amazes me that some parents still subject their kids -girls AND boys- to this hairstyle and Child Protective Services cant step in.

    March 27, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. John

    Yes, I am a condescending d-bag. I fail making snarky attempts at humor.

    March 27, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Baltimore News Journal

    Wow, I definitely did not see that one coming. How awful for her. Hamill is a fellow Baltimore native, so I wish her a speedy recovery!

    March 27, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Thank goodness she's from Baltimore because it sounds like otherwise she would not have received your wishes for recovery.

      March 27, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nancy

      Glad you like her, but you are misinformed. She was born in Chicago and shortly afterward moved to the Riverside section of Greenwich, CT. She spent her childhood here and attended schools here. We have a skating rink named in her honor.

      March 27, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sylvia

    Why did Dorothy Hamill join DWTS at the beginning, when she knew how stressful it was? She already has the cyst on her back. She has prevented another star the opportuniy to shine and has cut Tristan's time on the show far too soon. UGH !! Bring back another is early enough in the season to do so.

    March 27, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Are you serious? You're whining about how selfish she was because she prevented someone else from "competing" in this ridiculous show? What a miserable person you must be.

      March 27, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Muffy Diver

    I like the hot one in the pink dress. Who is that, anyway?

    March 27, 2013 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  15. Mark

    My 6th grade homeroom teacher looked just like Dorothy Hammill but cuter. We spent the whole morning staring at her. (the girls hated her because every guy in the class was sweet on her).

    March 27, 2013 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      Suzanne Strom – that was her name. Can't believe I remembered it. She is probably in her 70s now. That was about 1976.

      March 27, 2013 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Gross

      My sixth grade (also 1976) homeroom teacher was Mrs. Cavanaugh. She resembled Shelly Winters, so nobody was sweet on her except for this one girl named Melba something.

      March 27, 2013 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      neat ! : )

      March 27, 2013 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
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    March 27, 2013 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  17. Hacked into all morning phone calls--eazy as 123

    see what we mean

    March 27, 2013 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  18. Hacked In since i was gone

    March 27, 2013 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
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    March 27, 2013 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  20. mxlplx

    Now if we could just get the Kardashians show cancelled by the American Board of Psychiatry because it causes massive decrease in IQ.

    March 27, 2013 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  21. Mark

    WOW ! Look at those girl's dresses. Especially the one to the far right. I need to start watching this show. It looks happy.

    March 27, 2013 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |

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