Fatone: "Dancing" Is Killing Me!

4/23/2007 12:22 PM PDT
The Samba is kicking Joey Fatone's ass ... and other parts.

TMZ spotted "Dancing with the Stars" resident former pop star outside of Area on Saturday night, getting groped by Laila Ali's handsome dance instructor, Maksim Chmerkovskiy (would you like to buy a vowel?), and talking about the exhaustive training for this week's episode.

Fatone will doing the fast-paced dance to the slow beat of Erasure's "A Little Respect," and it looks and sounds like Joey is saying that the training is taking a toll on his groin. Ouch!