Dancing With The Star 2011: This is the moment Hines Ward almost ended Kym Johnson"s dancing career

Dancing With The Star 2011: This is the moment Hines Ward almost ended Kym Johnson"s dancing career

The moment Hines Ward almost ended Kym Johnson”s career as he crushes her neck during Dancing With The Stars rehearsal

8:14 AM on 17th May 2011

Nauseating: This is the moment Hines Ward nearly ended Kym Johnson

Nauseating: This is the moment Hines Ward nearly ended Kym Johnson”s dancing career as he crushes her neck in a Dancing With The Stars dance move

Lift: Hines flips Kym over at the start of the move

Lift: Hines flips Kym over at the start of the move

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Heavy load: Hines body proved to be too much for Kym as she buckles under his weight

Crunch: Kym

Crunch: Kym”s neck is almost snapped when the former NFL player crushes her

Blaming herself: Even in the midst of incredible pain Kym blames herself for the accident

Blaming herself: Even in the midst of incredible pain Kym blames herself for the accident

To the rescue: Paramedics were immediately called to the dance studios

To the rescue: Paramedics were immediately called to the dance studios

Support: Kym tears up and worries about wasted time as she is put in a neck brace

Support: Kym tears up and worries about wasted time as she is put in a neck brace

Emergency room: Kym is taken away in a stretcher to hospital

Emergency room: Kym is taken away in a stretcher to hospital

Forlorn: Hines is left devastated by the incident and feels pangs of guilt

Forlorn: Hines is left devastated by the incident and feels pangs of guilt

Spectacular: Despite the death defying fall, Kym made a triumphant return to the live performance show as she and Hines took to the floor in their first dance to perform the Argentine Tango

Spectacular: Despite the death defying fall, Kym made a triumphant return to the live performance show as she and Hines took to the floor in their first dance to perform the Argentine Tango

Thrilled: Following the performance Hines and Kym embraced with happiness

Thrilled: Following the performance Hines and Kym embraced with happiness

Well-rewarded: The pair received a perfect 30 score from all three of the judges

Well-rewarded: The pair received a perfect 30 score from all three of the judges

On track: Ralph Macchio was bottom of the leader board after his knee gave out on last week

On track: Ralph Macchio was bottom of the leader board after his knee gave out on last week”s show but he recovered enough to perform the opening Argentine Tango

Up to the challenge: After receiving her first 10 of the season last week for her Argentine Tango, Kirstie Alley had a lot to live up to when she took to the floor to do the Vienesse Waltz

Up to the challenge: After receiving her first 10 of the season last week for her Argentine Tango, Kirstie Alley had a lot to live up to when she took to the floor to do the Vienesse Waltz

Not up to scratch: Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas did not fare so well with their Argentine Tango in the first round

Not up to scratch: Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas did not fare so well with their Argentine Tango in the first round

Raunchy: The shock of the season

Raunchy: Theshock of the season”s first perfect score had barely subsided when Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff took to the stage for their salsa

Shock: Both were dressed in glamorous 70

Shock: Both were dressed in glamorous 70″s garbbut nobody could have expected the reaction from Bruno in the East Coast feed, which was heavily edited in the West Coast feed

Near perfect: Kirstie Alley

Near perfect: Kirstie Alley”s second performance of the night was the Pasodoble, which she performed in a near flawless way

Facing off: Hines and Kym were up against Ralph and Karina got all three votes from Len, Bruno and Carrie Ann in the first heatFacing off: Hines and Kym were up against Ralph and Karina got all three votes from Len, Bruno and Carrie Ann in the first heat

Facing off: Hines and Kym were up against Ralph and Karina got all three votes from Len, Bruno and Carrie Ann in the first heat

Match up: The second heat of the Cha Cha featured Chelsea and Mark facing Kirstie and partner Maksim, with the judges choosing the formerDWTS

Match up: The second heat of the Cha Cha featured Chelsea and Mark facing Kirstie and partner Maksim, with the judges choosing the former