One “Dancing With the Stars” pro didn’t stay long after the Monday, Sept. 19, 2022 premiere.
Sasha Farber, who dances with actress Selma Blair on Season 31 of the show, rushed out of the ballroom and straight to the dentist, where he underwent what he says was “emergency surgery.”
“Floor to the Dentist,” Farber captioned a photo of himself with his dentist on his Instagram Stories. He had a gas mask over his nose and was probably preparing for his procedure. In the hours leading up to the show, he shared that he was at the dentist, but didn’t say what was wrong or that he needed surgery.
Here’s what you need to know:
Farber had a great first night at DWTS alongside his girlfriend, Blair, who, despite being diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, is giving the ballroom a shot. Blair has detailed how challenging MS can be, but she’s determined to dance through it and is ready to take on the challenge.
Farber and Blair’s dance on the night brought tears to almost everyone, including Carrie Ann Inaba, who had nothing but glowing things to say about Blair’s performance. However, when Farber and Blair learned they were safe and the show was officially over, he flew to his dentist appointment.
Farber didn’t share what he did, but it could have been anything from a tooth extraction to a root canal. While both things can be painful, they shouldn’t keep him down for long at all.
After the dentist visit, Farber shared a picture of himself at home with his dogs on his Instagram Stories. He was about to go to sleep but provided his fans with an update.
“Had to rush for emergency surgery but all well and in bed ready for tomorrow still feeling high for tonight it was really inspiring. CAN’T wait for tomorrow,” he wrote, suggesting he would be back in the studio with Blair preparing for week two.
It’s been a tough few weeks for Farber. In late August 2022, People magazine confirmed that he and his wife Emma Slater had split. Their split had been widely speculated for months, although the two still appear to be friends despite their decision to end their marriage.
A few weeks later, Farber revealed that his grandfather had died.
“My grandfather had dementia and ended up not knowing who anyone was, he didn’t even recognize my mother. She told me today that he was asleep and he squeezed her hand and a tear rolled down his face and he breathed his last [sic]. In the end he felt and knew it was goodbye and now he’s happy that his wife is watching over us,” Farber wrote on his Instagram Stories on Sept. 10, 2022.
Nonetheless, Farber is committed to DWTS and seems to be in the right headspace for the show, judging by his choreography for Blair’s first dance.
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