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DeLay injures foot while dancing for TV show

September 16, 2009

Remember Tom DeLay? Well, “The Hammer” has pounded too hard this time.

The former House Majority leader, who earned his nickname for keeping lawmakers in line on CONGRESS DELAYCapitol Hill, injured his foot while practicing for his “Dancing With the Stars” debut.

DeLay, a Republican who resigned from Congress in 2006 after he was charged in Texas with trying to violate campaign finance laws, announced his injury via Twitter.

“Old age is catching up to me, may have a stress fracture in my foot. no worries, it’ll take more than that to keep me off the dance floor,” DeLay wrote on Tuesday.

Just a couple of hours later, DeLay eased the concerns of his 2,142 Twitter followers: ”No stress fracture! It is a pre-stress fracture. I live for another day.” ARGENTINA/

DeLay seems to be taking this “Star” stuff seriously.

He has set his website up as a “fan site”  – “Dancing with DeLay” – where people can sign up for show updates. He has also posted links to photos of rehearsals on his Twitter page.

After his participation in the show was announced, DeLay mused about his possible partner. “Hoping its not Nancy Pelosi :),” he wrote last month.

Let’s see if DeLay’s dancing feet will be ready for  the show on Monday.

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Photo credit: REUTERS/Evan Sisley (DeLay in Canon Office Building on Capitol Hill on June 9, 2006, on his last day in Congress), REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (couple competes in dance competition in Argentina)

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