Actor CRISTIAN DE LA FUENTE has scheduled surgery on his shattered arm for next
week – after America’s DANCING WITH THE STARS finale.
The Chilean hunk tore a muscle in his bicep during a samba on the reality TV
contest two weeks ago and has been forced to wear a brace on his arm for
De La Fuente will check himself into hospital next Friday (23May08), three
days after he learns whether or not he’s America’s new dancing king.
He says, “The arm cannot improve unless I have surgery and I have surgery
scheduled for next Friday.”
He admits his injury is causing him and partner Cheryl Burke problems in
rehearsals for the big finale: “We don’t use (the arm), but sometimes, if we
fall after a lift or something, and I put my weight on my arm, it really hurts.
It’s something that we really have to avoid.”