Dorothy Hamill, 'DWTS,' Still In Pain But Wants to Return When Better [Video]

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Olympian Dorothy Hamill was the first to go during the first elimination round for Dancing with the Stars on Monday, but she said she'd like to return to the show someday.

The 56-year-old suffered from back pains and there was a threat that if she continued dancing, she could cause nerve damage. Therefore she eliminated herself from the show.

She told USA Today via on Wednesday, "If I get better and Dancing with the Stars would have me, I would come back in a heartbeat."

She also said, "My injury is still bothersome with the pain and numbness that go with it. But I'm really feeling a huge loss and sadness."

Hamill, who was the oldest star in this season's show, continued by giving praise to her dance partner Tristan MacManus. She said, "They don't make better human beings than Tristan."

Her husband also gave her praise and told the publication that Hamill is a strong person.

Hamill hopes not only to end up back on the show, but also back on ice skates after she heals. She wrote, "I don't know what that is going to entail. But I have the best team of doctors to advise me. So it isn't a glamorous project. But it will be a full-time commitment. With any luck, I will be able to skate again. And maybe even dance."

See Hamill withdraw for DWTS in the video below. 

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