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Billy Dee Williams Withdraws From DWTS

Billy Dee Williams might not have won this season of Dancing With the Stars, but the Empire Strikes Back actor won something even more important: the competition to determine who had the most R2-D2s in their dance routines. Oh, and also our hearts. Williams was forced to recuse himself from DWTS after his doctor warned him of the detrimental effect of, you know, all that dancing on the actor's chronic back pain. Due to Williams's exit, no other contestant was eliminated this week. "It’s an epic part of me now,” the actor said of his experience, which is ironically also how we feel about his first DWTS performance. What was left for him to achieve, really?