Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer were “incredibly relieved” to be saved last night on Dancing With the Stars, after the Quickstep landed the duo at the bottom of the leader board. Chaz spoke to reporters backstage about his injury, support from his mom Cher, weight loss and making a comeback for his fans!
Chaz told reporters that while his knee injury is better, his ankle is bothering him the most.
“You know, there’s a step here that’s very easy to miss and several times I’ve landed here on it [his ankle],” Chaz explained. “That combined with dancing every day — it’s taken a pounding.”
But Lacey is taking care of her man, and having her physical therapist make a special visit for him.
“I’m having my physical therapist drive in from Temecula on Thursday to check him out, give him some treatment,” Lacey said.
With his high-energy dance rehearsals, Chaz has already started trimming down.
“His pants are falling off,” Lacey said, with Chaz confirming the weight loss.
“It’s funny because the only time I wear real clothing is here because at rehearsal I’m in basketball shorts and a tank top all the time,” he explained, adding, “so it’s hard to tell because I’m in my uniform. I’m down I think about 12 pounds now.”
Both Chaz and Lacey thought it was a definite possibility that he would be sent home after receiving only a 17 on his Quickstep.
“We had the lowest scores of the night and you never know because of the controversy of him being on the show who is actually voting for him and how much they’re voting, it’s huge,” Lacey said.
Chaz shared that his mom Cher is being “as supportive as possible,” and is “sending doctors to help.”
As for reports that Chaz and Cher are teaming up for Saturday Night Live, he clarified, “It’s a rumor… I would do it, of course. It’s SNL.”
Chaz has been receiving a lot of reports from fellow celebrities as well as his iconic mom.
“You know I have gotten a lot of supportive tweets from people like Rosie O’Donnell, Marlee Matlin, Roseanne Barr and Mackenzie Phillips, he explained, adding, “really cool people have reached out to me.”
Chaz also gushed about his supportive girlfriend Jennifer Elia.
“She’s been really supportive and she’s really picked up the reins of the house which you really need,” he shared. “I really can’t ask for anything more. She’s understanding. But in a way I think she likes it a little bit! Because I usually work at home if I’m writing and she never gets any time alone at home. So now she gets her own time! Which is nice for her. But she’s picking up the slack too which is tough.”
Reporting By Gena Oppenheim