So You Think You Can Dance

Billy Bell – Official Statement

Billy Bell withdrew from So You Think You Can Dance due to medical reasons. Here is the official statement from his family from SYTYCDism:

Billy’s family would like to thank all of the fans that came out to show their support for Billy this season. It has been an amazing experience for all of us and has really meant a lot to Billy. We feel like Billy made it through all of the tough auditions and now that the fun was beginning, he has to leave the show. We were all very disappointed when we heard the news and Billy was devastated when his doctors told the show that if he continued to dance on the show before he recovered, he could possibly die. It will take several weeks for him to recover and as a result, he will be unable to return to Juilliard as of right now. We are hoping he will be able to return in the Spring. Billy is still quite ill but was released from the hospital today. He’s feeling better but still needs to rest.

As of right now, Billy is hoping to re-audition for Season 7. He really enjoyed working with the show and had a lot of fun. Although he is sad that he will not be a part of Season 6, he hopes that the producers will allow him to return for the next season. If you would like to wish Billy a speedy recovery, I’m sure he would appreciate it. You can do so by posting on the facebook fan page or his facebook.

Thank you so much for sharing your love and support with our family.
The Bell Family

Get well Billy!

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honeybeej
honeybeej

i wonder what illness billy has. hmmmm...

billy bell reminds me of Jack from Will and Grace. lol

Max
Max

Maybe, just maybe they will get eliminated because there is only 1 winner, and because they just might be worse dancers? Your "minority" card is laughable.

Jologs25
Jologs25

ok, Brandon and Pauline are doomed. Just found out that they will be dancing Smooth Waltz .. one of the most boring ballroom dance next to Quick Step. At least they should have made it Vieneze Waltz instead.

First, Pauline is tiny and waltz are for tall people. Second, waltz looks better with caucasian couples more than asians. As much as I like Brandon and Pauline, I don't see them ideal for Waltz, not that they are not good, but because of what I previously said that Waltz look better with tall caucasian couple.

I already know it, Brandon and Pauline will be the first to be eliminated. The producers planned this to get rid of the minorities.

Jologs25
Jologs25

I'm so sad that Billy will no longer continue. He's one of my favorites this season, although I didn't really like their group routine compared with the other contemporary group. But I'm sure he would do better if he continued.

Anyhow, as sad as I am, I'm also happy because Brandon Dumlao will be the one to replace him .. woo hoo. They brought him back. I hope that since he didn't get to showcase his style, it will not be a reason for the judges to eliminate him tomorrow night. He'll be paired with Pauline .. woo hoo .. 2 Filipinos paired up .. hopefully they won't be discriminated againts and be the one to sent home.

Shollia
Shollia

Awww that really sucks, but I hope he gets better soon and is allowed to audition for next season :)