"Been down this wk dealing w/some serious pain management, but as someone once said 'nothing's gonna ever keep me down,'" he tweeted. "Have missed days of rehearsal this week. Had a ruptured cyst back of my knee causing acute pain. Hoping to be able to perform tonight! Will be rough around the edges w/o rehearsal time. But performing with @Karina_Smirnoff for u guys is the hi-light of every week. Hangin in!"
His dancing pro partner Karina tweeted pleas for sympathy as they prepare for their cha cha tonight, saying, "We r doing everything we can to be ok 4 tonite. We lost 4 days of rehearsals. But I couldn't be more proud of @ralphmacchio & his will and desire to continue through pain. Please pray 4 us."
ABC has confirmed that Macchio is dancing -- as of now. "We believe he will be dancing tonight." That doesn't sound too reassuring.
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