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VIDEO: Ailing Brandon Mychal Smith Withdraws From Skating With The Stars

Brandon Mychal Smith left Skating With The Stars on Monday night’s edition, as the 21-year-old Disney star suffered a stomach virus so severe, the show’s doctors could not clear him to hit the ice.

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“The journey has been fruitful and very fulfilling,” Mychal Smith, alongside his partner Keauna McLaughlin, said as he left. “It’s been a roller coaster of a time. I’m feeling very disappointed.”

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With Mychal Smith taking himself out of the game, all of the remaining contestants — Real Housewives star Bethenny Frankel (38/60 points), soap opera actress Rebecca Budig (53/60) and Olympian Jonny Moseley (54/60) — danced to varying degrees of success.

The night’s dramatic highlight occurred between Frankel and judge Johnny Weir: last month, Frankel said she doesn’t “care if [the judges] give me zeros — I really don’t. We’re not here for the judges.”

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Weir got the last word on Monday’s episode, telling Frankel, “I don’t really care to watch you perform any more … well, I mean, if she doesn’t care, we don’t care.”

Skating With The Stars returns Monday at 9/8c on ABC.



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