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Dancing With The Stars: Gilles Marini Needs Surgery

April 15, 2009 01:00 PM by Britteny Elrick


Sexy actor Gilles Marini has been mesmerizing us for weeks on Dancing With The Starswith his amazingly entertaining dances. Of course, his shirtless chest and sensual hip movements have absolutely nothing to do with it. However, recently Gilles revealed that as soon as he’s done dancing he’ll be going to the hospital for surgery…

Apparently, the shoulder injury that Gilles suffered while he was practicing the Cha Cha for his first performance, has gotten so bad that he needs an operation. Gilles told PEOPLE Magazine, “I used only my right arm [for the jive]. Go check it out. [Burke] makes sure I only do what I can do. I didn’t use my left arm. I need surgery because the bones [in the left shoulder] have separated. So after the show I will get surgery and that will take a day and about three weeks to recover and I’ll move on with life.”

According to Gilles, he didn’t heed the advice that partner Cherylgave him during some of his first practices. “I tell you, I did not listen to her. I did not pose my arm, I just yanked at it when we did the cha cha because I did not know better and I completely separated it. Now I know better and it will be fine,” he said. Gilles, hasn’t your wife taught you that we’re always right?

In spite of his painful injury, the duo has managed to stay at the top of the competition. “I don’t really like to talk about it,” Marini says. “I don’t want people to pity me.” He does admit that he was a bit frustrated with the couple’s score of 26 because he said they put so much into it and the song choice didn’t fit the Jive. He said the dance had way too many steps and he would like to have seen any of the other celebrities pull that off.

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