Val Chmerkovskiy's Scary 'DWTS' Injury Almost Cost Him the Competition (PHOTO)

Val ChmerkovskiyThe final four couples on Dancing With the Stars gave their last performances last night. While everyone did an amazing job, Val Chmerkovskiy's injury during rehearsals could've changed the course of the night -- and not in a good way.

While they were practicing their routine, Zendaya accidentally elbowed Val in the eye, leaving a gash on his face that would not stop bleeding.

I know. A gash on Val's ridiculously gorgeous face. Don't be embarrassed -- I freaked out a little bit when I first saw it too. (OMG. Just look at him!)


I mean, the dude is practically a work of art, he's so freakin' hot, so the thought of something happening to his good looks is kind of tough for this cougar fan to process. (I've never been shy about my feelings for Val, so I see no need to hide them this time around. We have a thing. Deal with it.)

Ok, let's get back to the serious stuff. At first, Val was bleeding so much that producers almost sent him to the hospital, which would've meant another pro stepping in and dancing with Zendaya to take over for him last night. And that would've just flat out sucked for all parties involved. Sure, the other pros are good. But they aren't Val, and they haven't been dancing with Zendaya for weeks on end, so there's no way the performances would've been as strong or authentic.

Thankfully, a doc came to the set and managed to get it to stop bleeding so he could go on, but he did head straight to the plastic surgeon after the show ended. The result? Fourteen stitches. All because of an out-of-control elbow. 

But even though he was literally banged up, you never would've guessed Val was hurt during any of last night's performances. He and Zendaya definitely have a huge shot at taking home the mirror ball trophy. If I had to guess, I'd say it will probably come down to them and Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough vying for the title.

Let's just hope rehearsals go a little more smoothly before the finale airs this evening.

Do you think Val and Zendaya will win DWTS?


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