Goodbye Mr. T and Kym Herjavec!
On Monday night, “Dancing with the Stars” fans were saddened when Mr. T was sent home after performing an emotional routine in honor of his Most Memorable Year.
The duo performed an emotional waltz to “Amazing Grace” by Ray Chew after Mr. T opened up about his 1995 cancer diagnosis.
He was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and immediately began radiation treatments. During his treatment, Mr. T revealed he turned to religion to help him find the strength to fight. Six months later, he was given worse news; the cancer had come back and he needed to try chemotherapy.
“That was the hardest thing I ever did with my life,” he said. “That’s when it hit me. ‘What’s really real?’ My faith in God, that’s what’s real. Because only my faith in God can give me strength.”
He is now a 22-year cancer survivor and hopes to inspire others with his story.
“I want to honor God with this dance,” he said. “Because the grace of God is what saved me. And, now I am here.”
The paired earned 28 out of a possible 40 points for the performance.
At the end of the show, Mr. T and Herjavec wound up in the bottom four this week with “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Erika Jayne and partner Gleb Savchenko but their scores weren’t enough to keep them in the game.
The duo earned a standing ovation from the audience as they departed.
“I said I couldn’t dance and I tried,” he joked. “It was a great experience I enjoyed myself.”
“I had so much fun and I’ve got a new friend for life now,” Herjavec added.
“Dancing with the Stars” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.