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DWTS's Noah Galloway: I Got Really Depressed After My War Injury

DWTS's Noah Galloway: I Got Really Depressed After My War Injury

Originally posted 04/01/2015 11:10AM

Noah Galloway was a voracious fitness buff with an enviable six-pack before he dropped out of college to join the military after 9/11.

But a 2005 incident in Iraq would alter his life forever. Three months into his second tour of duty, Galloway, now 33, lost his left leg above his knee and his left arm above his elbow during an improvised explosive device attack. He remained unconscious in a German hospital for five days.

After returning home to Alabama, the vet says he fell into a deep depression.

"I was drinking, eating bad, spending days at the house with out leaving," Galloway told PEOPLE. "And then one day I realized I wasn't being a good father, a good person. I let myself get out of shape, and something needed to change."

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Suzanne Somers's DWTS Blog: I Was Worried I'd Get a Banana Caught in Tony's Crotch

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Suzanne Somers's DWTS Blog: I Was Worried I'd Get a Banana Caught in Tony's Crotch

Originally posted 03/31/2015 02:00PM

Actor and best-selling author Suzanne Somers, best known for her role as Chrissy Snow on Three's Company, has been paired with pro Tony Dovolani for season 20 of Dancing with the Stars. She'll be blogging for PEOPLE about her experience on the hit ABC show.

I loved my Carmen Miranda-style costume. What girl wouldn't want to wear it? Tony designed it for movement. I thought it was fantastic. The hat was heavy, but I was most worried being thrown through Tony's legs that I'd get a banana in his crotch.

Competitions are fierce. I had that dance nailed, performed perfectly in rehearsal, but all that counts is performance, and I did miss a step. I actually appreciate the judges' comments. Compliments are hard-won, and I don't need any special coddling.

I feel very proud that I'm out there on that dance floor. My objective is to do my best each week, and I look forward to next week for another shot. We have a big surprise for next week. Really fun!

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DWTS: Charlotte McKinney Says Her Dyslexia Made It Hard to Learn the Steps

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DWTS: Charlotte McKinney Says Her Dyslexia Made It Hard to Learn the Steps

Originally posted 03/31/2015 01:00AM

Charlotte McKinney didn't seem too surprised to learn that she was the second dancer to leave Dancing with the Stars on Monday – but she seemed to indicate that her struggles with dyslexia could have been at the root of her poor performance.

In the rehearsal clips from Monday's episode, McKinney can be seen struggling to learn the dance steps from her partner Keo Motsepe. "This stuff with the left instead of the right really throws me off," she said.

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DWTS Recap: Who Went Home After a Nasty Comment from Bruno Tonioli?

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DWTS Recap: Who Went Home After a Nasty Comment from Bruno Tonioli?

Originally posted 03/30/2015 11:20PM

An interesting development occurred before everyone laced up their Danskins on Monday's Dancing with the Stars – Noah Galloway was fixing to dance with a prosthetic arm!

The Alabama native picked up a space-age prosthetic limb that "works through sensors in the sockets that touch what's remaining of my tricep and bicep," he told PEOPLE. Ultimately, the motivational speaker-cum-Kenneth Cole cologne pitch man left the prosthetic at home since the Argentine tango was no dance to try out a fancy new artificial limb.

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DWTS Star Noah Galloway: Why I Am Not Dancing with a Prosthetic Arm – Yet

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UpdatePosted 03/30/2015 01:55PM

DWTS Star Noah Galloway: Why I Am Not Dancing with a Prosthetic Arm – Yet

Originally posted 03/30/2015 11:45AM

Noah Galloway has gone so long without having a left arm that performing without it on Dancing with the Stars seemed like no big deal.

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DWTS Sneak Peek: Patti & Artem Plan a Sexy Cha Cha for Latin Night (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/30/2015 10:45AM

After an incredibly strong finish in last week's "My Jam Monday" on Dancing with the Stars, partners Patti LaBelle and Artem Chigvintsev have a lot of expectations to meet.

In an exclusive preview of Monday's Latin-night routine, Chigvintsev tells LaBelle that they'll be dancing a cha cha, which he describes as "a very flirtatious dance."

Asks LaBelle, "It's sexy?"

"Yeah, it's going to be very sexy," says Chigvintsev. "Some clothes might come off."

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Inside Val Chmerkovskiy's Surprise Birthday Bash | Rumer Willis, Val Chmerkovskiy

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Val Chmerkovskiy's Dancing Family Throws Him a Surprise Birthday Party

Originally posted 03/25/2015 07:55PM

There's no doubt the Dancing with the Stars crew knows how to throw a party.

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Noah Galloway's Girlfriend Surprises Him After DWTS Performance He Dedicated to Her

Originally posted 03/24/2015 09:40PM

Love conquers all for Noah Galloway.

On Monday night, Galloway, 33, was surprised by his girlfriend Jamie Boyd after he dominated the samba with his professional partner, Sharna Burgess, 29, to Darius Rucker's "Homegrown Honey" on Dancing with the Stars.

"It was a huge surprise – probably the best surprise I've ever had," Galloway told PEOPLE backstage of Boyd showing up. "It was amazing."

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Suzanne Somers' DWTS Blog: I Knew the Camera Would Start on My Butt!

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Suzanne Somers' DWTS Blog: I Knew the Camera Would Start on My Butt!

Originally posted 03/24/2015 04:45PM

Actor and best-selling author Suzanne Somers, best known for her role as Chrissy Snow on Three's Company, has been paired with pro Tony Dovolani for season 20 of Dancing with the Stars. She'll be blogging for PEOPLE about her experience on the hit ABC show.

It was good feeling before the show started to know that you are on top of the dance rather than fighting to remember the steps. I was dancing. And I loved it. I think our first dance on premiere night was very playful, but I gathered from Julianne Hough's comments that people expect sexiness from Suzanne Somers!

Tony clearly amped up the dance routine. The hardest part of the routine was getting over my fear of being thrown through his legs, flipped over and then being pulled back up. It took me over a day to trust that I could let go and allow that to happen. Once I trusted that my body would not get damaged, I begin to enjoy it. It was a very free feeling.

Once I learned the footwork, I ceased to count and began to dance. It was the first moment since I began this experience that I felt the thrill of really dancing.

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Robert Herjavec Opens Up About His Relationship with Dancing with the Stars Partner Kym Johnson

Originally posted 03/24/2015 11:35AM

Their chemistry almost made Carrie Ann Inaba nauseous!

The Dancing with the Stars judge was kidding, of course – but there was no denying the connection between Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson during their foxtrot Monday.

In the wake of speculation that the Shark Tank star had taken his partnership with Johnson to a new level, PEOPLE asked the duo to talk about how well they work together and whether their off-screen canoodling was just for the cameras.

"I don't do anything for publicity," Herjavec said. "From the moment I met her, I love hanging out with her. We are having a great time."

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