Monday's "Dancing with the Stars" started with a sad twist when Billy Dee Williams had to gracefully exit season 18 of ABC's hit dancing competition show, citing chronic back problems.
The 76-year-old "Star Wars" actor, who has had two hip replacements, said his doctor had advised him to sit out of his sidestepping. But Williams, who was partnered up with professional dancer Emma Slater, vowed to keep on dancing, saying, "It's an epic part of me now."
"I've had a wonderful, brilliant, fantastic, blast of a time," said the actor, adding that working with Slater was "pure joy."
Because Williams left of his own accord, no one else was eliminated after the couples performed their "Most Memorable Year of My Life" routines.
Tell us, will you miss Williams? Who do you think would have been eliminated this week had he not bowed out?