Dancing curses! The Woz has a fractured foot

Steve Wozniak goes to Cedars-Sinai Hospital and discovers he has a fractured foot. But he intends to continue his quest for nerd credibility on "Dancing with the Stars."

I didn't want to worry anyone unduly. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak mentioned on his blog this morning that after his "Dancing with the Stars" exertions, mental, physical and comedic, he was off to see the doctor.

I couldn't be sure what kind of doctor this was. A witch doctor to put a curse on the judges, I thought.

But, no. The Woz has been feeling pain in his foot. And an X-ray and an MRI have revealed that he has been struck with the injury curse that has already removed Jewel, the blonde singer, and Nancy O'Dell, the blonde presenter-type person, from the competition.

Yes, the Woz has a foot fracture.

His professional partner, Karina Smirnoff, went with him to Cedars-Sinai hospital, worried that she had lost her partner. Instead, she has gained a cast member with a removable cast.

The doctor told the Woz that he can continue, as long as he's careful and wears the cast as much as he can.

Critics might say he should keep the cast on while he's dancing. However, in an e-mail to his Facebook Support Group, the Woz said he told his doctors that he is determined to continue because he "loves being part of such a good and important thing."

Will the Woz have to wear something like this? Will it match his pink boa? CC Jason Cartwright

But the Woz has not lost any of this morning's fight for nerd credibility. He has vowed that next week's performance will be "wild and fast, and all-over and crazy and fun, just like the first one."

He also showed that his sense of self has no fractures at all: "On another note, the show set a record, with 23 million viewers. I hope that the producers decide that it was largely due to my presence."

The Woz is concerned that Internet voting may not be entirely on the up and up. He has heard of people's Gmail accounts being stolen for nefarious voting purposes. He finds this "fairly disgusting."

He added: "But I assure all of you that I believe that I have the best, strongest, most dedicated and passionate fan base of any of the celebrity dancers this season, and that your efforts on my behalf will be duly noted and recorded. I believe that you will bring me many times more votes than anyone else. It may even be huge."

Oh, this thing is huge already. I just hope those Teletubby bones can take the strain.

 

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