Andy Dick is one of the celebrity contestants on the current season of “Dancing with the Stars.” The comedian, who has been to rehab for drug and alcohol abuse, says training for the show is helping with his sobriety.
While he admits he wouldn’t have been able to compete without his previous treatments, Dick says he was surprised at how much dancing has helped him.
“[It's helping] more than I ever thought, to be honest,” Dick told E! News. “I’ve been to rehab — we all know, I’ve said it a million times — but I’ve been to rehab 13 times and this is more and better than all of those. Granted, those helped to get me — I would never have been able to do this show without kind of having that rehab background, but it’s so rigorous. I’ve never done anything this hard in my life.”
Dick’s dancing partner Sharna Burgess says being on “Dancing with the Stars” has been “incredible and frightening all at the same time.”
“There’s been so many ups and downs,” she added. “We’ve had a roller coaster. But it’s challenged both of us in a wonderful way.”
You can see Dick and Burgess on “Dancing with the Stars” on Mondays and Tuesdays on ABC.