We laughed at the concept of Skating With The Stars when we first heard about it because it was like all the glitz and camp of Dancing With The Stars with less star power and more dangerously sharp blades. It seemed like a recipe for disaster and yet we’ve still never watched—but we’re thinking we should start now that it really is becoming an actual disaster for some of the contestants.
This week alone, three of the show’s participants have had health problems. Disney Channel star Brandon Mychal Smith was hospitalized yesterday after he had trouble breathing (it was later determined to either be a virus or food poisoning). He was unable to participate in last night’s broadcast. Brooke Castile, the skater paired with Olympian Jonny Mosely, had to go to the ER to get stitches after she sliced her finger open on the ice, and actress/person Rebecca Budig went to the hospital to receive treatment for a wrist injury as well. Both women were able to compete in the show, but seriously, this is a lot of disasters for a show with only six contestants. We really should tune in, that’s some good drama. Although, wait. Vince Neil was voted off last night. Never mind, we don’t want to watch an ice skating competition if an old rock star isn’t falling down while attempting a toe-loop.