For Frankie Muniz, pain was expected. A few years ago, the Malcolm in the Middle star broke his back after crashing a race car, and the strain of dancing has been causing serious discomfort and pain.
However, like his fellow injured DWTS castmates, the 31-year-old actor didn’t let it keep him from delivering an incredible tango with partner Witney Carson, set to “Whatever It Takes” by Imagine Dragons. Decked out in a red tux, the talented star brought everything he had to the dance floor.
Speaking to Tom Bergeron after getting feedback from the judges, Muniz explained that he’s been “literally doing everything” possible to stay healthy enough to stay on the show.
“This is so much physical work that you wouldn’t expect, not being a dancer. It’s so hard but I love it, and I’m doing everything I can to be healthy,” he explained. “I did cryotherapy, physical therapy, I’m in the sauna, I’m icing, I’m doing yoga, I’m doing everything I can just to be here.”
For Muniz and Carson’s efforts, the pair earned a score of 23 out of 30, which is a five-point improvement over their score in last week’s premiere.