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"DWTS" -- Deaf and Numb

4/29/2008 11:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Cristian de la Fuente thinks the ruptured tendon in his left arm is comparable to the fact that Marlee Matlin is deaf.


He told Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris that if he were voted on to the next round, he would power through his injury, saying, "Weeks ago, a deaf woman took the chance of dancing. I can dance."

If only he were mute.

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tmzreader    

In fairness, when you watched the show....it didn't seem like he was comparing his situation to Marlee Matlin at all. He was asked if he was if he was comfortable taking the risk of continuing and he basically said he had no excuses to quit because of an arm injury when she overcame so much more to dance on the show, He was starting to kind of elaborate on that comment when he was cut off by the hosts...so give the guy a break....I think he was really uncomfortable with the whole situation.

2283 days ago
17.

Leslie    

it shows that are a bit slow to understand the Americans, Cristian referia to be that if a deaf person can dance with such disabilities, it is of the much smaller and is a very capable person to continue in competition and get to win.

¡Viva Cristián!!!!

Gooooooooo!!!!!

2283 days ago
18.

Lizzie from Corpus Christi, TX    

we love you cristian -we know you meant well...kick some culo on the next show-somos atras de ti!!

2283 days ago
19.

brazen weep    

Oh, he's so brave! What a dork.

2283 days ago
20.

susieQ    

I think it is very vulger for him to say that my daughter is partly deaf and she takes that as an insult he needs to be thumped in the head.

2283 days ago
21.

Patti    

It was obvious what he meant by that comment. I doubt those crying "idiot" even watch the show.

I think the bigger story here is TMZ is obviously annoyed that they broke a false story (shooting him from the hospital) only to find out he was dressed and on the set and continuing with his stint on the show. Super spywork TMZ flunkies. Super.

2283 days ago
22.

brazen weep    

By the way... SIX STORIES on the front page right now of this dweeb? Sad.

2283 days ago
23.

just wondering    

brazen weep, no kidding.

2283 days ago
24.

Frisco    

lol....i am so happy that i am not the only one that freaked over the comment!!!

2283 days ago
25.

bsb fan    

ugh, this guy is not special. he's not even known star in America... wtf?

TMZ, can you stop posting about him.... he's nothing special.. just another airhead

2282 days ago
26.

Spell Check.    

Why all these stories on Cristian, yet only one on Ricky Martin?

2282 days ago
27.

CyberCritic    

Good grief.....5 stories on this guy....what is it, does Harvey have the hots for him or what??

Give it a rest.

2282 days ago
28.

just wondering    

#27 AND 28....LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHHHAHAHAHA...love ricky martin.

2282 days ago
29.

Steven    

Well.. He screwed up. He should have bought his steroids from Roger Clemens.

2282 days ago
30.

just wondering    

ANYBODY??..upfor starting a campaign to get rid of Phil Spectors face??...HATE it!!. PLEASE TMZ!!

2282 days ago
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