And you thought dancing was dangerous: After suffering a slashed hand in an accident with her celeb partner Jonny Mosley, pro skater Brooke Castile had to wear a bandage for her performance on Monday night’s edition of Skating With The Stars, and she was only one of many competitors who’d been injured as a result of their efforts on the ABC spin-off.
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Castile’s hand required “a bunch of stitches” after it was cut to the bone when Mosley accidentally tripped her, as she made contact with his sharp skate on the way down. Much to her credit, she skated in pain, and wound up earning night’s highest score with Mosley, a 35-year-old Olympic skier.
Another casualty of the ice this week was actress Rebecca Budig, who was hospitalized after she suffered a wrist injury in training.
And then there was Disney star Brandon Mychal Smith, who suffered an awful bout of food poisoning complete with vomiting and shortness of breath. He was so incapacitated, he could not perform in-studio Monday, so a tape of his rehearsal was judged in lieu of a live performance.
Judge Johnny Weir, a veteran figure skating champion, explained the “misconceptions about figure skating.
“It really is a sport,” he told ESPN. “And regular people can finally see how tough it really is.”
Meanwhile, Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil became the second celeb eliminated from Skating with the Stars as the rocker’s clumsy form earned him the night’s lowest score .
Actress Sean Young was the first to be booted off last week.
Skating With The Stars returns Monday at 9/8c on ABC.