Billy Dee Williams drops out of 'Dancing With The Stars' due to back pain

By Shaunice Conyers,

Actor Billy Dee Williams claims that chronic back pain is the reason why he is ending his stint as a contestant on Dancing With The Stars.

Us Weekly reports that due to medical reasons, Williams announced on Monday's (March 31) episode that he would be dropping out of the dancing reality show. Williams stated that even though he was suffering from major back pain, he still enjoyed being on the show.

Williams asserted, "I've had a wonderful, brilliant, fantastic blast of a time...Pure joy. And I want to thank every one of you folks for your support." For this season of Dancing With The Stars, Williams was partnered with pro dancer Emma Slater. Williams and Slater had been the lowest scoring couple for the first two weeks of the competition.

Entertainment Weekly reveals since Williams dropped out, no other celebrity contestant would be eliminated for this week. For this week's performances all the the couples had to perform a dance that described the most memorable year in their lives.



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