Jordan Fisher is skipping the rehearsals ahead of the final competition in “Dancing With The Stars,” People reported. This Broadway actor is suffering from an #eye injury.

He is considered one of the favorites to win the show’s 25th season but it seems that his odds of winning are down because of his current condition. The 23-year-old celebrity contestant revealed that he has “a scratched cornea” due to “a nail in the eye.”

Fisher has been one of the front-runners in the competition after successfully getting a perfect score during the Disney-themed night held several weeks ago. During that episode, he and his partner Lindsay Arnold featured Disney’s “Moana” to the beat of “You’re Welcome” which happen to be his own song performed with Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Still in the competition

He is leaving the rehearsals to seek treatment for the eye injury. He also added that he has also canceled his other commitments to give way to the treatment.

Fisher added, “Light hurts, blinking hurts, keeping my eyes open hurts… It’s definitely been the hardest couple of days in the competition.”

Arnold has also been suffering from a knee injury but despite this, they soared high during their performance in the most recent episode and earned a perfect score on their Jive performance. They danced the routine to Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary.” The couple also performed the Argentine tango to “Brother” by Needtobreathe and Gavin DeGraw.

Elimination

The most recent episode of “Dancing With The Stars” required the contestants to present two acts. One was an unlearned routine to a music picked by the dance pro.

The second was a routine that interpreted an iconic performance from the show’s previous season.

Paralympian swimmer #Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy were eliminated from the competition. Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson joined them in the bottom two places but they made it through the next round.

During that night, Arlen danced Contemporary to The Cinematic Orchestra’s “To Build A Home.” The couple also reinterpreted Amber and Derek’s performance from the 24th season. It was a Charleston routine featuring the song “Bang Bang” by wil.i.am.

The swimming champion called the elimination as “devastating,” ABC News reported. Meanwhile, her partner Val said that “every challenge is a great opportunity,” adding that he is “so grateful” for being entrusted with his partner Victoria.

She had an incredible journey throughout this season proving that she is a contender to beat. She suffers from a disability that hindered her capacity to walk and move but she did not let this hinder her conviction to win. During the show, she once became a Disney character and also shared her unforgettable moments through dance.

#The Star