Bill Nye injured during Dancing With the Stars performance
Popular TV personality Bill Nye confirms he tore a ligament while performing on the television show Dancing With the Stars.

Bill Nye injured during Dancing With the Stars performance

'Science Guy' plans to dance next week despite partially torn ligament

Posted:Sep 24, 2013 10:16 PM ET

Last Updated:Sep 25, 2013 12:04 AM ET

Dancing With the Stars producers said Tuesday fan favourite Bill Nye was receiving medical attention after he was hurt during his most recent performance. Nye said in a tweet that he had a partially torn ligament. (TheScienceGuy/Instagram)

Dancing With the Stars producers said Tuesday fan favourite Bill Nye was receiving medical attention after he was hurt during his most recent performance. Nye said in a tweet that he had a partially torn ligament. (TheScienceGuy/Instagram)

Bill Nye, who hosted the popular science-themed television show Bill Nye The Science Guy, was injured Tuesday while performing on a celebrity dance show.  

Dancing With the Stars producers said the TV personality was receiving medical attention after he was hurt during his most recent performance. No other details were provided. 

A tweet from Nye's Twitter account read: "Working with a partially torn ligament. Plan to be dancin' next week. Stand by (or rather, elevate your leg by...)"

A photo posted on Instagram shows him with a bandaged left knee.

Nye, and his professional dance partner, Tyne Stecklein, performed a "paso doble" routine on Monday's episode that received 17 out of 30 possible points from the judges. 

Injuries have been fairly common during the show's 17 seasons. Olympian Misty May-Treanor had to withdraw from the show after tearing her Achilles tendon during rehearsals and actress Melissa Gilbert gave herself whiplash and a mild concussion during a high-energy "paso doble" last year.

With files from the Associated Press
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