Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and his dancing partner, Cheryl Burke, practice for his debut on this season of Dancing With The Stars, debuting next week on ABC. (PHOTO CREDIT: ABC)
(CNN) - Tom DeLay may have left the political spotlight - but he says a broken bone or two isn't enough to force him to cede the real thing.
"Old age is catching up to me, may have a stress fracture in my foot," the former House Majority Leader, a contestant on this season of ABC's Dancing With the Stars, wrote on Twitter Tuesday. "no worries, it'll take more than that to keep me off the dance floor!"
The show's new season is slated to debut next week.
Update 5:56 p.m.: DeLay has informed his Twitter followers that his condition is "a pre-stress fracture. I live for another day."
If I was you, I'd save my behind, because where you're going it's going to get a little sore.
He will be the first one voted off
Delay: Always the cry-baby!
It is a disgrace for this show to feature a corrupt disgraced figure like DeLay. Dancing with the Stars is not allowed this season in my home. I don't want to expose my children to filth.
The Hammer's smile is almost as bad as his 2005 mug shot. I think he's still under indictment in Texas - since 2006 for the Abramahoff scandal.
I would prefer DeLay to resolve his 2006 criminal case first - but there is logic in dancing. If he's sent to prison - he won't be dancing away from anyone as nice looking as Cheryl Burke.
No reference to the fracture in this guy's heart, brain and soul?
I am boycotting Dancing with the Starts this season, or at least until Tom Delay is voted off. I can support a show that has turned into Dancing with Criminals.
I can't wait to see him dance. It is nice to see another side of politicians. I suppose most of the hater of tom delay here would watch the show if Obama or any other lame dem was going to dance and then they would praise the show and so on.