Tom Delay Injured While Rehearsing for DWTS

September 15, 2009 By:
Tom Delay Injured While Rehearsing for DWTS

The first injury has officially struck the set of Dancing with the Stars!

It’s only a week into rehearsals for season 9, and a contestant has already been sidelined.

According to People, former House majority leader Tom Delay was injured during a rehearsal with partner Cheryl Burke. Tom posted a message to her Twitter saying, “Old age is catching up to me. May have a stress fracture in my foot. No worries, it’ll take more than that to keep me off the dance floor.”

A rep for the show says Delay is currently having his foot examined, and doctors will determine if he’ll be allowed back on that dance floor!

But before you go thinking it’s too serious, Delay updated his Twitter later on saying, “No stress fracture. It’s a pre-stress fracture. I live for another day.”

Because of all the injuries that have occurred on previous seasons, the show has implemented a cap of five hours per day of rehearsals.

Hopefully that will lesson the trips to the ER! We hope Tom recovers in time for the season premiere this Monday!