Dancing With the Stars pro Sharna Burgess and her partner, professional bull rider Bonner Bolton, had a bit of a rough week on the ABC reality competition Monday night, earning a 24 out of 40 for their Charleston and landing them at the bottom of the pack when it came to scores.
After the show, the pair spoke to Entertainment Tonight about their performance, with Burgess sharing that she was nothing but impressed by Bolton, who suffered a near-paralyzing bull riding accident a little over a year ago.
"When we got off stage, the first thing I said to Bonner was, 'I love that you're bummed, but I'm frustrated that you're bummed,' " the pro recalled. "I love that you're bummed because you care and I love seeing how much he cares about this competition, but at the same time, I want him to acknowledge the difficulty of that routine, the difficulty for someone like Bonner, with the injuries that he's had, to have the coordination to do a Charleston, [which is] so intense."
"I feel like he did a fantastic job considering all of those things," she added.
Burgess has previously been paired with contestants who suffered serious injuries prior to their stints on DWTS, including former Army soldier and double-amputee Noah Galloway in season 20, and race car driver James Hinchcliffe, who was nearly killed in a crash, last season.
"She gets the extra work, I feel like," Bolton said of his partner. "But she's great at what she does."
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