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Who Was The First Contestant To Leave Dancing with the Stars?

By Michael Lewittes

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(ABC)

Dorothy Hammil was the first contestant to leave “Dancing with the Stars” season 16 — but not because she was eliminated from the show.

The former figure skater withdrew from the dancing competition on Tuesday due to a spine injury.

She regretfully told the audience, “I’ve taken the advice of my spine surgeon and I need to withdraw from the competition. I have an injury that could be irreparable.”

All of the other contestants, including the bottom two stars, Victor Ortiz and Lisa Vanderpump, were safe.

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