September 15th, 2009
05:08 PM ET
13 years ago

I may be hurt, Tom DeLay tweets


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."

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soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. Darth Vadik, CA

    If I was you, I'd save my behind, because where you're going it's going to get a little sore.

    September 15, 2009 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  2. Steve A. , New Braunfels , Texas

    He will be the first one voted off

    September 15, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  3. Big Ed

    Delay: Always the cry-baby!

    September 15, 2009 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  4. Todd (not the Alaska Separatist)

    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.

    September 15, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  5. Brian from Cleveland Ohio

    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.

    September 15, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  6. Putin Still Invading Airspace Between Palin's Ears

    No reference to the fracture in this guy's heart, brain and soul?

    September 15, 2009 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  7. Just Me

    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.

    September 15, 2009 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  8. Cynthia

    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.

    September 15, 2009 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
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