Like many of this season’s Dancing with the Stars competitors, world-champion bull rider Bonner Bolton is starting to feel the burn. After six weeks of strenuous training for the ABC show, combined with continued self-doubt regarding his dance ability, the competition is starting to take its toll. But for Bolton it’s something more -- an aggravated neck injury, sustained while rehearsing this week’s group dance that has the fan favorite concerned, especially after being briefly paralyzed from the neck down early last year when he was thrown by a bull, landed on his head and broke his C2 vertebra. (That was the same injury suffered by Christopher Reeve, but Bonner miraculously regained feeling throughout his body a short time later. Still, surgery and multiple therapies followed.)
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