Despite problems that might set back less dedicated dancers, the show must go on for Dancing with the Stars
front-runners Evan Lysacek and Erin Andrews.
Late last week, Evan revealed on Twitter
that he has two broken toes, making him the first star this season to succumb to the dreaded Dancing with the Stars
This morning on his blog on People.com
, Evan assured his fans that the injury won't affect his efforts during tonight's Dancing
performance show: "I will tape them up and hit the floor
with the same 100 percent effort I give in training. I will not let them
steal my thunder! A little pain won't keep me off the ice, nor will it
keep me off the dance floor."
Erin Andrews, whose stalker was convicted to 2.5 years in prison earlier this spring, has recently received increasingly threatening emails from a different man, a statement from her attorney reveals. The FBI has been notified, and Erin has no intention of letting the death threats get to her.
"She's not the type to be easily threatened," attorney Marshall
Grossman says in the statement.
Security at tonight's Dancing with the Stars
performance, and at all of Andrews' and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy's practices, has been beefed up to ensure the ESPN host's safety.
Andrews tells People.com
, "I don't want to let Maks down, I don't want to let my family down, and I
don't want to let myself down. [...] I don't quit on things. It's not an option for me."
Below, check out ABC's latest installment of "Backstage at Dancing with the Stars
," in which the host chatted with both Erin Andrews and Evan Lysacek about what they plan on improving during their dances tonight:(Images courtesy of ABC)