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Ray Lewis Bows Out of 'Dancing With the Stars' Due to Injury


Ray Lewis is bowing out of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" after a brief tenure on the show.

Show host Tom Bergeron announced Monday night that the Hall of Fame linebacker has a foot injury, and Lewis posted about it on Instagram.

"Not the ending I had hoped or worked for but that mirror ball wasn't in the plans for me," Lewis wrote. "I can't say thank you enough for the support and love. Injuries have never stopped me before and certainly not now. I'll be back doing the squirrel dance soon enough."

Lewis was in the third week of the show, and did two dances. He, of course, opened with his famous "squirrel dance," followed by a salsa with partner Cheryl Burke.

The second week, Lewis did a foxtrot, which didn't get great reviews. For the second straight week, he got a score of 15 out of 30.

Lewis landed in the bottom two but was saved by judges Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman. Supremes singer Mary Wilson was the first competitor eliminated.

Judges agreed that Lewis is fun to watch and lights up a room, but said he had "tons of mistakes" and was "flat-footed."

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