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Updated: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 22:16:19 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Bill Nye injured during Dancing With the Stars performance



Dancing With the Stars producers say the fan favourite Bill 'the science guy' Nye is receiving medical attention on Tuesday after he was hurt during his most recent performance. Nye said in a Tweet that he had a partially torn ligament. (© TheScienceGuy/Instagram)

Dancing With the Stars producers say the fan favourite Bill 'the science guy' Nye is receiving medical attention on Tuesday after he was hurt during his most recent performance. Nye said in a Tweet that he had a partially torn ligament. (TheScienceGuy/Instagram)

Bill Nye, who hosted the popular science-themed television show Bill Nye The Science Guy, was injured Tuesday while performing on a celebrity dance show.

Dancing With the Stars producers said the TV personality was receiving medical attention after he was hurt during his most recent performance. No other details were provided.

A tweet from Nye's Twitter account read: "Working with a partially torn ligament. Plan to be dancin' next week. Stand by (or rather, elevate your leg by...)"

A photo posted on Instagram shows him with a bandaged left knee.

Nye, and his professional dance partner, Tyne Stecklein, performed a "paso doble" routine on Monday's episode that received 17 out of 30 possible points from the judges.

Injuries have been fairly common during the show's 17 seasons. Olympian Misty May-Treanor had to withdraw from the show after tearing her Achilles tendon during rehearsals and actress Melissa Gilbert gave herself whiplash and a mild concussion during a high-energy "paso doble" last year.

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