Andy Dick tells XFinity he is so excited to dance on Dancing With The Stars this season. He also talks of why he decided to dance and what helped him to defeat drinking. He also says he has the best partner in Sharna Burgess….she will be his “strength”. His kids will also be in the audience to help support him every week. Lots more at the link and below. Another great interview!!
What other skills will you bring to “DWTS”?
My strength in the dancing category is literally Sharna. Sharna is an amazing dancer and also, she’s one of the choreographers on the show and so, I know the man is supposed to lead in the dancing, but right now I’m leaning all on her!
How would you describe the controversies in your life?
Horrible. That’s just not me. I want to let America to see the real me — and rediscover it for myself.
What changed in your life the past couple of years that made you ready for this?
I don’t know, but I do know I’ve been struggling ever since I picked up a drink and then life got super hard in my 20s, especially my late 20s, when a lot of my friends started dying and then my go-to thing was alcohol. It’s either you keep drinking and die, or you stop, and I’ve been stopping over and over and over for awhile, and I’m done with that. I’m 47 years old; pardon the expression, but it’s time to crap or get off the pot. Let’s do this.
Are you concerned about the physical challenges of “DWTS”?
That’s why I have Sharna. Sharna keeps saying, “Balance, Andy, balance,” and they don’t let us rehearse for more than five hours during the first week, which is great, because I’m very excessive. It came into play when I was drinking, and now I don’t want to overdo it and rip something because then you’re out of the game. You can’t do any waltz with crutches. Have they done that?
Will your kids be in your rooting section?
I have a 24-year-old son, an 18-year-old son, and a 15-year-old daughter. They will be there for every show. We’re very close!