Dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy Has Broken Toe

Maksim Chmerkovskiy has a broken toe and that could mean trouble on “Dancing with the Stars.” Chmerkovskiy tweeted about the incident early this morning.

“One thing that could make this Halloween weekend better — NOT having a broken toe!,” he wrote.

The injury comes on the heels of Monday night’s heated episode, where Chmerkovskiy snapped back at Len Goodman after the outspoken judge criticized his rumba with partner Hope Solo. Then he added fuel to the fire, on an appearance on Wednesday’s Good Morning America, he refused to apologize for his harsh comment that maybe it was time for the 67-year-old judge “to get out of the business.”

“I have nothing to apologize for to Len, and certainly not to Carrie Ann. She can make all the faces she wants,” he said, referring to judge Carrie Ann Inaba who scolded him for being “rude”.

Chmerkovskiy first appeared in the 2nd season of the ABC series Dancing with the Stars partnered with actress Tia Carrere. They finished in sixth place. In Season 5 of Dancing with the Stars, he was partnered with Mel B and had his best finish to date; the couple received second place. Chmerkovskiy did not participate in Season 6, although he and former partner Mel B made an appearance for the 100th episode.

For season 13, the current season, he is partnered with Hope Solo.