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Sharna Burgess' Injury Can't Keep James Hinchcliffe From Slaying Epic 'Suicide Squad' Routine on 'DWTS'

by Zach Seemayer 8:10 PM PDT, October 31, 2016
Playing Sharna Burgess' Injury Can't Keep James Hinchcliffe From Slaying Epic 'Suicide Squad' Routine on 'DWTS'

Sharna Burgess was forced to sit out Monday's Halloween-themed Dancing With the Stars after injuring her knee during rehearsal for last-week's group dance, leaving partner James Hinchcliffe with pro Jenna Johnson for this week's performance.

"There is a possibility that Sharna and I have danced our last dance this season," Hinchcliffe shared during the pre-recorded package that aired before his performance.

Burgess' doctors told her she may need to stay off her feet for three to six weeks.

"He's in there with Jenna, who is amazing, but if I leave him I worry that he's not going to be his best this week, and then maybe he gets sent home," Burgess also said in an interview before the performance.

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As it turns out, there really wasn't any need to worry as Hinchcliffe and Johnson absolutely slayed their routine.

Decked out as The Joker and Harley Quinn from the movie Suicide Squad, the two performed a very devilishly romantic (and deranged) Viennese waltz set to "You Don't Own Me" by Grace, a song which was featured in the film.

Johnson, who competed as a pro alongside Jake T. Austin earlier this season, was absolutely stunning as the sexy, murderous villain, while Hinchcliffe could not have been better as the Clown Prince of Crime.

"You're now my favorite Joker after Heath Ledger," DWTS host Tom Bergeron told Hinchcliffe after the performance.

The judges shared similar sentiments. Julianne Hough had to fan herself to gain her composure while Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli were equally impressed with the "amazing" performance.

"In spite of a new set of wheels, you still delivered the ride of a lifetime," Tonioli said, referring to Hinchcliffe's new partner.

For their efforts, the Hinchcliffe and Johnson were awarded a perfect 30 out of 30, and earned immunity from elimination this week.

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During their dance, Burgess watched from above on the DWTS balcony, and embraced the pair after getting their stellar feedback from the judges.

Hinchcliffe knows a thing or two about taking time off to deal with an injury. Less than two years ago, the IndyCar racer hit a wall going 225 miles an hour, and ended up almost losing his life. Check out the video below to hear the 29-year-old talk about his near-fatal accident.

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