"Dancing with the Stars" goes shirtless with injuries and an elimination

NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani on "Dancing with the Stars," season 17. ABC

"Dancing with the Stars" took on Latin music Sunday night as Ricky Martin stepped in as a guest judge for week 7.

At the start, Martin said he was expecting "some amazing entertainment -- passion, focus and engaging entertainment."

And he got it.

But first let's get to the injuries. Danica McKellar had a fractured rib last week, but she managed to salsa her way to the dance floor on Monday.

And Amy Purdy injured her back during Monday's dance number and was taken to the hospital to for an examination after her performance. She later tweeted: "Thank you all for the support & well wishes, what a night! I'll update you tomorrow, time for me to get some rest."

"Back spasms, broken ribs, bum knees. It's like an episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' in here!" said co-host Tom Bergeron.

Purdy took on a rumba with with partner Derek Hough. Len Goodman called it sharp and smooth, while fellow judge Carrie Ann Inaba said, "To me, you're Wonder Woman. You are fantastic." They received 36 out of 40 points.

James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd did a sexy samba, which clearly pleased Bruno Tonioli, who told the pair, "That was filthy, that was dirty, I loved it." The pair scored 35 points.

McKellar fought through her rib injury for a salsa dance with Val Chmerkovskiy. "You guys have amazing chemistry," Martin said. The pair earned 33 out of 40 points.

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Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy continued to impress -- this time taking on a speedy salsa dance that included some flips and twirls. Never a dull moment -- Chmerkovskiy ripped off his shirt and threw it into the crowd. The judges were impressed, giving the couple a nearly perfect score of 39 points.

Candace Cameron Bure tried to fight through her nerves (she saw a sports psychologist last week). She danced a tango with Mark Ballas. Maybe the counseling paid off. "The confidence is there...good job," Inaba said, while Martin called it a "clean" routine." The pair scored 35 points.

NeNe Leakes and a shirtless Tony Dovolani put on a fun performance but one that was lacking in the technique department. "The movements weren't sharp enough but I'm impressed with how far you've come in this competition," said Inaba. They received 31 out of 40.

Charlie White danced the paso doble with Sharna Burgess. This received some mixed reviews from the judges. Tonioli said the routine had "purpose and power," but Inaba said she was looking for more "sharpness." Martin, though, said he was blown away. They received 35 points.

The competitors also took on group dances, and in the end, Leakes and Dovolani were eliminated.

"The Real Housewives" star said thanked her family and friends, saying, "I'm so proud of myself and I hope I have inspired women all over the world. This has been an amazing, positive experience for me."

Next week, the competitors will be exposing their strengths and weaknesses.

Tell us: Were you sad to see Leakes go?

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