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September 19, 2021

Cheryl Burke Opens up about Her Dancing Career and Its Impact on Her Body and Mental Health

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“Dancing With The Stars” icon Cheryl Burke recently laid it bare in an interview as she reflected on her dancing career. Burke talked about her job in terms of its effect on her body and mental health. 

Cheryl Burke admits her dancing career has had quite an effect on her physical and mental health through the years. The professional dancer revealed this in a new interview with Tamron Hall.

Burke, who had had a lengthy dance career, made it known that it had been a long stint in the dance world, but she understood the process of wear and tear. This was in terms of her body and mental health.

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BURKE ON THE EFFECTS OF DANCING

The "DWTS" star explained that as a woman, there was a limit to how long she could continue her dancing career. She suggested that the age limit to a woman’s career is likely her thirties.

The 37-year-old added that being at her age and still being active in the ballroom was not expected. But she noted that despite continuing with her career, she was aware of her body changes. 

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Burke understands she needs to slow down and that she is not in the competitive stage of her career anymore. She is also aware of arthritis in her body.

In June, Burke was also quite candid when she talked about dealing with her three-year sobriety.

The two-time Mirrorball trophy winner hinted that she might be ready to hang her shoes and retire. She shared that she has been prompted to do this by her desire to start a family and her mental health.

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BURKE’S DWTS SEASON 30 STINT

Despite showing her desire to draw the curtains on her dancing career, it seems Burke has agreed that the time is not at hand. Reports indicate that the star would be returning as a pro on the show’s 30th season.

Burke is set to hit the ballroom with Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby who is not new to dancing. Rigsby’s profile reads that he has a large following on social media. 

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However, the chances are that he would have to put in the work for fans to love him on the show. Other "DWTS" pros returning include Jenner Johnson, Emma Slater, Artem Chigvintsev, and Brandon Armstrong. 

UPDATES ON BURKE

The star had quite a humbling moment back in April after sending out a public message apologizing to her former "DWTS" dance partner Ian Ziering. Burke and Ziering were partners on the show’s fourth season.

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Once in an interview, Burke was asked about who she thought was her worst partner, and she mentioned him. She expressed her dislike for the “Sharknado” star, noting she wanted them to be eliminated.

Through it all, Ziering did not give a public reaction to her claims. However, the A-list dancer came out to say that she was sorry about her comments and wished to make amends.

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In June, Burke was also quite candid when she talked about dealing with her three-year sobriety. She shared that she had been experiencing anxiety and thinking about drinking again.

The celebrity dancer claime something was bothering her and triggering her to think about drinking again, but she was willing to deal with it. The star did not enroll in a sobriety program, but she has a therapist.

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