So You Think You Can Dance’s finalists, Jessica King, has quitted the dance competition after suffering an accidental injury, producer Nigel Lythgoe stated to the newsmen of the FOX Television Critics Association event in Los Angeles today – Monday.
Lythgoe also states that Comfort Fedoke, who was rejected on the results show July 10, will come back in the contest.
“I would like to say how sorry I am that Jessica cannot continue dancing in the competition at the advice of her doctor,” Lythgoe enunciated in a statement issued by FOX. “Her entire recuperation is paramount and will only go with relaxation.”
Although Lythgoe would not talk about the accidental injury with newsmen, “We will say [what happened] on the show this week,” he said. “Her doctor says she necessitates between four to five weeks to rest.”
Comfort, in the meantime, is being given a second opportunity to demonstrate she merits a spot in the finale. “Comfort accepts agreed to come back to the competition and know that under the circumstances she has Jessica’s full support,” Lythgoe said.
“It’s difficult to come back once you get eliminated from the show,” he explained to reporters. “She sat with Jessica and said ‘I’m so unhappy that you’re indisposed, but I thank God for the opportunity of coming back.
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