GMA meteorologist Sam Champion has shared with fans how he has been struggling with debilitating leg pain for quite some time. The meteorologist is a contestant on Dancing With The Stars and was recently visited by Robin Roberts and Gio Benitez who cheered him as he showed his dance moves on the sets of DWTS. What caused his leg pain? Keep reading to find out more!
Sam Champion Undergoes Cryotherapy For Leg Pain
The 61-year-old recently had cryotherapy to help with the leg pain that has been ailing him due to the tiring dancing routines. He shared a video of himself standing in freezing temperatures bare-bodied. The weather forecaster filmed himself removing his black face mask and standing shirtless inside a cryo chamber.
The Good Morning America weatherman recoiled as he exposed his body to the icy cold chamber. He captioned the video, “Trying everything to get this hip in action!!!! @dancingwiththestars.”
Also known as cold therapy, Cryotherapy is a practice that involves patients standing or sitting in a freezing-cold chamber for a specified time depending on the ailment being treated. It helps with muscle healing and pain relief. As per The Sun, Sam recently updated his fans about his health struggles while appearing as a contestant on DWTS. Given his age, he admitted that he wasn’t ready for the physical strain competing on the celebrity dance show would have on him.
GMA Sam Makes It To Week Four Of DWTS Despite Pain
Sam has been complaining of constant leg pain throughout the early weeks of the dance reality show. Hours before the Monday episode, he confessed during an Instagram live video that his legs are now feeling better. He even thanked Cheryl Burke, his dance partner, and her connections for helping him through the pain.
Although he did get some relief, the pain still exists. Talking about his strenuous dancing routine, he explained, “Physically, I wasn’t ready for any of this kind of activity. My body had never been pushed in the way dancers pushed their bodies.”
Even with the constant body pain, Sam has made it to the fourth week of Dancing With The Stars.
Sam Champion Admits To A Sharp Pain In Left Leg
The GMA weatherman has been open about his constant struggle as a contestant on the reality show. Earlier, he mentioned how he had to deal with sharp pain in his left leg. Sam admitted, “Had a really tough week, physically, after our Viennese Waltz. It’s hard, and my body really is not conditioned to try this yet. So, I had a lot of nerve pain yesterday and the day before. Had a lot of pain in my left leg, and that was kind of a brutal night to get through last night.”
“That’s the first time that physically I felt beat up. There’s a lot of stretching, a lot of all of that happens. But boy, that was a tough night,” he concluded.
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