April 06, 2011 08:00 AM by Allyson Wells
Dancing with the Stars fans of Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy can breathe a sigh of relief. After a fall during their live performance, Maksim and Kirstie both state they are in the competition for the long haul. Despite being in obvious pain, Maksim promises Kirstie and fans that they have nothing to worry about.
Maks told UsMagazine.com that even though he was in pain during the show, he was going to be fine. “No big deal. I’ll be fine. It’ll take a stretcher to get me out of here! I’ll be okay. You know how I learned to swim ? I was on a swimming team-you know how they taught me to swim? They threw me in the water and said, ‘There you go!’” Maks was not concerned about what caused the injury. “Whatever it is, it’s going to have to wait until May 24th. After the finale!” It’s great to hear that Maks is confident that he and Kirstie plan on going to the top.
Kirstie revealed her own reaction to the fall. “I was so scared. I knew something was wrong. But then he got up and he was fine, and I thought, ‘So what?’ Maksim just controlled me. I stood up and said ‘I don’t know where we are’ and he said, ‘Just follow me.’ So I did!” After the mishap, Kirstie and Maks recovered beautifully and danced a gorgeous rumba. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba remarked, “Something magical happened out there.”
Kirstie also agrees with Maks that she plans on sticking around as long as the judges and fans will have her. “When I signed up for this I signed up for live TV, whatever the hell that means,” the actress explained. “For me, this is a story. I dance, I get an 8, is that a story? No. I’m not saying I don’t care about our scores, I do, but I don’t give a f*** if we fall down!”
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