On the Sunday night show, Anastacia was dangerously close to being eliminated from the Strictly TV show. She became the first participant in the entire show history who pulled out a dance-off. She was named unfit to dance against Melvin Odoom, her rival on the bottom place after she damaged her mastectomy scars during the training that week.
Melvin had to go home after the competition went to public vote. Dancing again was considered to be too risky for Anastacia and her partner, Brendan Cole. The singer declared that she danced on Saturday even though her doctor told her not to. As it seems, she needed to rest after she ripped the scar tissue found around the place where she had the double mastectomy. This seems to have broken her spirit and she was devastated thinking that she couldn’t participate in the Dance Off.
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At the same time, she declared that she is sorry for Melvin and Janette that they had to go, adding that they are a wonderful pair and that she will truly miss Melvin and his attitude. Anastacia has overcome breast cancer twice. She was on the bottom two in the charts, but doctors told her she shouldn’t dance again.
This injury meant that BBC needed to go to public vote only, and the singer received more votes than the professional dancer Janette Manrara and Odoom. The star spoke about the double mastectomy surgery she underwent back in 2013 and the large reconstruction work she has been suffering ever since. However, she still wanted (and wants) to be part of the show in order to learn how to user her body.
Even so, her arm movement was restricted by the surgeries, which made her participation even more difficult. Most likely she damaged her scars while she was rehearsing some salsa steps with Brendan Cole.