Cristian de la Fuente Sambas to Hospital on Dancing with the Stars

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For a change, the lead story following an evening of Dancing with the Stars was not the impressive routine of Kristi Yamaguchi.

Instead, Chilean soap opera star Cristian de la Fuente stole the show... or at least got injured on the show. He was sent to the hospital after suffering a severe muscle cramp in his arm during a Samba routine.

"It hurts," de la Fuente told cohost Samantha Harris backstage, holding an ice pack to his left forearm. "It hurts the arm and it hurts that I couldn't do it, you know, it's tough."

Cheryl Burke, Cristián de la Fuente

Partner Cheryl Burke could tell there was a problem:

"When we were dancing I fell back into his arms and I heard something crack. I am so worried. He is not a wuss. He tried to finish the dance," she said.

The judges gave the couple straight 7's (for a total of 21 out of a possible 30 points) for their performance, while the general consensus was actually that NFL star Jason Taylor put on the best routine of the evening, Quickstepping his way to a 29.


Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente