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Dancing With the Stars Starts 7th Season With Medical Woes

R&B Artist Toni Braxton arrives at the 15th annual Trumpet Awards at the Bellagio January 22, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The awards show is a celebration of African-American achievement. Braxton is the recipient of the Entertainment Award. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images Entertainment)

Dancing With the Stars premiered Monday, and judging by the performances and low scores, season seven competitors are getting off to a rough start.

Endless low score paddles made an appearance last night, with comedian Jeffrey Ross receiving the night's lowest score, a 12. Not far behind him were celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito, with a 14 and soap star Susan Lucci with a 15. Movie and television legend Cloris Leachman received a sore of 16, but honestly, she's 82-years-old, give her a break.

Still, she's feisty, and proved that last night. The reaction to her score had to be censored, "They can't even add up the numbers," Leachman said. "They're so stupid here."

The night was also riddled with medical problems. DiSpirito's professional partner Karina Smirnoff sprained her ankle earlier in the day and Ross' partner Edyta Sliwinska poked him in the eye, scratching his cornea. Both Ross and Smirnoff competed against medical advice.

Singer Toni Braxton also revealed her shortness of breath during the routine was a result of a medical condition, coronary microvascular angina, which prevents blood from properly circulating through out her body.

Still, despite the condition, Braxton, along with the remaining members of the celebrity cast managed to score above a 15.

Dancing With the Stars will return for an elimination round Tuesday night, and again Wednesday night, when a second team will be sent home.

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