Dancing With the Stars pro dancer Mark Ballas is still recovering from a more-brutal-than-usual season of the dance competition and is unsure if he will be returning for the upcoming fall season.
Ballas spoke with Wetpaint Entertainment this week about his budding music career and also addressed the possibility of not being involved in the next season of Dancing With the Stars.
"Obviously they [DWTS producers] haven't even began to cast it yet, so they probably won't know for a while which pros are going to be part of it because of height and all that good stuff," Ballas explained. "This last season was definitely a tough one for me physically, so I'm not sure yet. We'll wait to see if they want to use me. I assume they will if they have someone that's my height, but I don't know yet, at the moment."
Ballas injured one of his shoulders during the last week of competition in Season 18 this spring, but he did not pull himself from the competition. He and his celebrity partner Candace Cameron Bure came in third place overall in the season.
Ballas has done very well for himself in the 14 seasons he has competed on the show, winning with Kristi Yamaguchi in Season 6 and Shawn Johnson in Season 8, coming in second with Katherine Jenkins in Season 14 and placing third with Bristol Palin in Season 11, Chelsea Kane in Season 12 and now Cameron Bure in Season 18.
Dancing With the Stars Season 19 premieres in fall 2014 on ABC, though the network has not yet announced a specific air date. It will be returning to its Mondays at 8 p.m. timeslot.