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Chuy

Bows Out of 'Splash'

After Small Leg Fracture

3/13/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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UPDATE:  We're told Chuy's replacement is soccer star Brandi Chastain -- the chick who ripped off her jersey and flashed her sports bra when the U.S. won the 1999 World Cup ... which was cool.

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When you're Chuy from "Chelsea Lately" ... every foot counts, and we've learned after breaking one, he was forced to drop out of the ABC diving show, "Splash."

Sources connected with the show tell TMZ ... the diminutive sidekick did not know how to dive or even swim when he signed on. Greg Louganis -- a celebrity diving coach on the show -- taught him the ropes, and we're told he was actually good enough to compete.

But fate was not good to Chuy. On Monday, during the very first taping, Chuy jumped up on a table in the lounge area near the pool ... and the table broke. Chuy fell through the table to the ground and fractured his heel bone.

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Chuy was treated by EMTs, and a series of X-rays revealed the fracture was such that he could not put any weight on his foot, so he couldn't dive off the board.

That was pretty much a buzzkill, so Chuy bid adieu-ee to "Splash."

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32 COMMENTS

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16.

Vegas mommy    

LOVE CHUY!!!! Feel better!!

535 days ago
17.

anony    

The entire idea for this show is asinine. The idiots in Hollywood have run out of ideas.

535 days ago
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Lena5420    

I don't get this show Fox did it a few months ago and it sucked what makes ABC think it's going to be any better

535 days ago
19.

Mike    

Get well soon. Maybe he can participate by being a cheerleader or hater from the sidelines. :)

534 days ago
20.

hoopee    

Chuy Bravo never had any intentions of completing this competition. Chelsea Handler paid him to accept the invitation in an attempt to save her dying program, Chelsea Lately. Ratings are dropping faster than a Soprano wearing concrete boots. Chuy has been through knee surgery, prostate surgery and others in the past 2 years. No doctor would approve a midget who just had knee replants and uses a electric scooter to get around jumping from a high dive. I doubt Chuy could even get up to the High Dive Platform. It's all a calculated ratings ploy calculated by Handler and agreed to by ABC because of his uniqueness as a contestant.

534 days ago
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she used to be funny....

534 days ago
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