Republican congressman Tom Delay is expected to announce his retirement from the competition due to stress fractures in both of his feet on tonight’s Dancing With The Stars results show (Tuesday, October 6).
The 62 year-old contestant has been in pain since he started training with his partner Cheryl Burke and before DWTS season premiere. “They put me in Latin shoes with high heels, and my toes almost fell off the first week,” DeLay told me at the time. “So I went to a podiatrist, and I got a little problem with my feet. A cortisone shot cured me up.”
Tom, who bravely danced the samba this week (watch video below), is another victim of the Dancing With The Stars curse that has struck stars like Jewel, Nancy O’Dell and Misty May-Treanor. The question is: will Cheryl be able to get a new partner and continue on the competition?
Tom Delay Dancing With The Stars Samba Video