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DWTS pro Curtis Pritchard to undergo emergency surgery after horrific nightclub attack

The dancer has been forced to pull out of the show

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Dancing With The Stars pro Curtis Pritchard is set to undergo emergency surgery on his knee today, after he was injured in a horrific nightclub attack on St. Stephen’s Day.

The professional dancer has been forced to pull out of the popular RTÉ series, after him and his Strictly star brother AJ were attacked by a gang of thugs while on a night out.

A source told The Sun Online, “It’s been an awful time for both him and AJ, for now they’re focusing on Curtis and his surgery and getting him better.”

The brothers were at Nakatcha nightclub in Nantwich, Cheshire, when the viscous attack occurred.

 

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An eyewitness said, “The brothers were having a relaxed evening with friends and AJ was posing for selfies with a few fans.”

“But the eight lads took a disliking to the brothers and pushed Curtis hard. Then they started punching them, like they were possessed.”

“Curtis had fallen to his knees and was being punched in the face and body. They were also punching AJ in his face, in his ribs and legs. AJ dragged Curtis out of the circle and pulled him to another part of the club.”

 

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“AJ was left with marks from rings on his face. Curtis looked like he had passed out and AJ had to carry him to safety. It was like a scene from a wild west film with the bouncers fighting this group.”

Meanwhile, DWTS bosses have confirmed that they’re looking for a replacement for Curtis, as the show is set to return on January 6.