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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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IwuvTMZ    

Oh what a great country!

505 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

J-Lawrence's behavior with Her Middle Finger and saying The F-Word reminds Me of Chelsea Handler's Behavior....

505 days ago
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j    

"Small leg fracture"...BU DUM DUMP

505 days ago
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Mrugowsky    

This story is a buzzkill.

505 days ago
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Zombie Whitney Houston    

That's what he gets for being on the most painfully unfunny talk show in the history of television. Chelsea Handler is such an untalented hack. Not even remotely funny.

505 days ago
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Phreaky    

You know he was a porn star before Chelsea Lately, right TMZ? I can't imagine you knowing that and not making some kind of reference or something.

505 days ago
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Cynic    

oh those poor poor legs , at least they will get a rest now

505 days ago
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static    

NFI who he is but from that story I gather he is a dumbass.

505 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

It looks like chuy is with the kardashian swim team.
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Phishie from Philly

505 days ago
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Cricket    

Why was he jumping on a table? Dip****.

505 days ago
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J4X    

Poor Chuy. He's gonna get so much sh!t from Chelsea Handler over this. He had both hips replaced not long ago so WTF was that lil' nugget jumping on a table for?

505 days ago
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Truth    

THIS FUGLY MIDGET HO WAS A TINY PORN STAR B4 HE HIT IT WITH THAT UNFUNNY BITCH CHELSEY. DUDE WAS ON A LOT OF BACK COVERS (AND FRONT) OF TONS OF PORN VCR TAPES AND DVD'S BACK IN THE DAY. NOW HE'S JUST A POS LARD MOUTH PIECE (AKA CUE CARD READER) ON THAT LAME ASS SHOW. WOULDNT PAY THIS IDIOT 2 CENTS. #TRUTH!!

505 days ago
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ChitownCletus    

Truth has nailed it..... I have nothing to say.

505 days ago
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ChitownCletus    

Give me a like if you dont care about Chuy and dont want to hear about Chuy again.

505 days ago
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jus do it    

****N CRAZY LIL DUDE USE TO B A PORNSTAR CANT C THAT HAPPNING

505 days ago
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