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Lolo Jones bid a very sad farewell to Dancing with the Stars last night. The Olympic runner flubbed her dance steps on Monday night’s opener when she took the dance floor with newcomer, Keo Motsepe. Lolo was later seen visibly ffrustratedwith her low score, but she explained on Good Morning America, that she missed some of her cues, which disrupted her dance moves. “We had no clue what was going on. I didn’t have the cues everyone saw on TV. I was waiting for three text message cues, and he [Motsepe] was trying to train me saying, ‘Things could happen; you may not have the cue,’ but I felt so rushed. You already have so much anxiety, and it killed me.”
Lolo took to Facebook to thank her fans for the support,
“My prayer tonight is for God to soften me and my heart. When you go so many times rejected in public you put walls up. When I was dancing last night and messed up I had flashbacks of the three Olympics and that people constantly tease me about. I thought oh no here it comes again. People are going to ridicule me. I’m so tired of feeling embarrassed.
I joined the other competitors upstairs and I couldn’t force a smile on my face. I felt like vomiting and in between the other dances I went in a back room and fought back tears. I felt so broken. So unlovable. Embarssed.
My brief time on #DWTS was a lasting lesson. I really wanted to stay on the show and have the layers of hurt wash away by showing the public how hard I work. I wanted to come away a victor for once. I wanted to do so good performing in public that the haters would stop teasing me.
But that is my way of thinking. Not Gods. Instead I need to trust God that he would heal my heart. That I would not work so hard for the world to validate and redeem me but know that God already conquered that for me on the cross.
My time was brief but the lesson is lasting. Thank you everyone who wrote me kind messages. You were helping me not fall into darkness.
Love ya guys (see I’m getting softer )
My prayer for tonight
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
Lolo is one tough cookie and extremely competitive, but it has to be frustrating for her between her Olympic fails and now this. I have to applaud her for never giving up!
Photo from ABC