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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Needs Surgery For 'DWTS' Injury, Peta Murgatroyd Confirms

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Needs Surgery For 'DWTS' Injury, Peta Murgatroyd Confirms

Maksim Chmerkovskiy‘s Dancing With the Stars injury is more serious than previously thought.

His fiancee Peta Murgatroyd confirmed that he does in fact need surgery.

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“I think it’s been said that he has tears in his calf muscles, so it’s going to take a couple of weeks to get better,” Peta told Access Hollywood. “So I hope he’s back out there in a couple weeks killing it again.”

She added, “He’s having a surgery done, yeah. But then rehab starts after that. It’s serious in that regard. It’s not just an ice pack situation. He’s a quick healer. He’s going to be fine.”

We’re wishing a speedy recover for Maks!

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Opens Up About Calf Injury

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Opens Up About Calf Injury

Maksim Chmerkovskiy may be off his feet for a while, but he promises this won’t be the last we seen of him!

The Dancing With the Stars pro took to Instagram to cheer on his partner Heather Morris while he nurses a nasty calf injury.

“I’m so proud of @heatherrelizabethh for getting it done in an amazing fashion!” Maks wrote. “I’m sorry I couldn’t be next to you, but I promise to work harder than ever and get my ass back to the ballroom as soon as humanly possible!”

He continued, “HUGE (but not that huge) Thank You to @alanbersten for stepping in at the last second and doing a great job!”

“And finally, to all our fans… I’ve said in the beginning of the season that I was back because of how supportive you’ve always been to me and I promise that this isn’t the last you’ve seen of me,” Maks added. “I will make every effort to make you proud yet… In the mean time PLEASE VOTE FOR #teamMaksimumHeat !!!”

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Heather Morris Jives With Alan Bersten For DWTS Season 24 Week 2

Heather Morris Jives With Alan Bersten For DWTS Season 24 Week 2

Heather Morris switched partners for tonight’s all new Dancing with the Stars.

The actress teamed up with Alan Bersten after regular partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy pulled his calf muscle just before the weekend.

Heather and Alan performed a high stepping Jive, set to “Grown” from JJJ‘s girl crush Little Mix.

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There was some controversy about Heather‘s breakdown in the middle with troupe dancers Hayley Erbert and Brittany Cherry. However, judge Julianne Hough liked it!

Heather and Alan earned 30 points, out of 40, from the judges.

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Hurt His Leg & Won't Perform on 'DWTS' Tonight

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Hurt His Leg & Won't Perform on 'DWTS' Tonight

Maksim Chmerkovskiy won’t be dancing with Heather Morris on Dancing with the Stars this evening due to a leg injury.

The news was announced on Monday (March 27) by GMA hosts, who explained they don’t know when he will return.

“It’s my calf muscle,” Maksim said in some rehearsal footage. “F—k. It just feels like something hit it.”

The injury could apparently sideline him even longer than just this week, but nothing official has been confirmed.

Dancer Alan Bersten will partner with Heather tonight, and Maks will be cheering her on from the crowd.

DWTS Pros Peta Murgatroyd & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Will Get Married in July!

DWTS Pros Peta Murgatroyd & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Will Get Married in July!

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd are getting married sooner than you think!

The two Dancing With The Stars pro dancers are planning to tie the knot this July in New York at Oheka Castle.

“We went there; it’s perfect,” Maks recently shared with ABC of their wedding venue. “We’re going to have it for two days. They’re closing the whole hotel. It’s going to be unbelievable!”

He continues, “I remember when I was passing by this castle when I first immigrated, and [I said,] ‘That’s where I want to have my wedding’—and I just said it so [casually,] and now it’s happening.”

Maks added about their actual wedding day: “In my personal life, I can’t wait for my wedding in July. Peta keeps trying to postpone it, and I’m like ‘No, I want to marry you, godd— it!’ We have this crazy dream of getting married in a castle, so we want to try and make that happen—in New York.”

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Heather Morris & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Viennese Waltz DWTS Season 24 Week 1

Heather Morris & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Viennese Waltz DWTS Season 24 Week 1

Even with the “unfair advantage” looming over them, Heather Morris and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were amazing on the season premiere of Dancing with the Stars.

Team MaximumHeat performed a glowing Viennese Waltz, set to “She’s Always a Woman” by Billy Joel.

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Heather and Maks earned 28 points from the judges, putting them at the top of the leaderboard with Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev.

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Addresses The 'Unfair Advantage' Comments About Heather Morris

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Addresses The 'Unfair Advantage' Comments About Heather Morris

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Heather Morris are still making headlines over them having an unfair advantage on Dancing With The Stars, because she was a professional dancer.

However, Maks is okay with having it.

“Any of the competitors would want an advantage, a lot of the professionals would want to be paired with an Olympian or experienced partner, you know what I mean, but if anybody would have that advantage I’m just glad that it’s me,” he shared during his visit to Amazon’s Style Code Live.

“We’re going to be good, we’re going to be great, we have to be great.”

Maks also previewed his and Heather‘s first performance, coming on Monday: “Our first dance is going to start off just slow, chill and easy and then we’re gonna build on that.”

“We’ll give people an opportunity to criticize, we’ll give people an opportunity to point and say I just have nothing bad to say about this.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Does Heather have an unfair advantage?

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Plans To Use Baby Shai For DWTS Votes

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Plans To Use Baby Shai For DWTS Votes

Maksim Chmerkovskiy has a secret weapon to get votes for this new season of Dancing With The Stars — his baby son Shai!

The pro dancer is partnered up with Heather Morris for season 24 of the competition series and he definitely plans on using Shai to sway the vote their way.

“[Peta Murgatroyd and I will] totally use the baby for the votes,” Maks shared in a recent interview.

“I told her, I said, ‘Listen, I get the dibs,’ because she gets the sympathy, with like, a baby momma coming back.”

Maks is pictured below at the Swiffer 18th Birthday Celebration event in New York City on Thursday (March 16).

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