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J.R. Martinez Reflects on His Emotionally-Charged 'DWTS' Tribute Performance (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 7th 2011 1:40PM
J.R. Martinez's emotionally-charged 'Dancing With the Stars' routine was the highlight of the competition this week. Martinez, who was injured in a humvee accident while serving in Iraq, stopped by 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated on NBC) to talk about what the performance, which he dedicated soldiers who didn't make it home from the war, meant to him.

"Everyone looks at me now and they say, 'he's doing so well, he's so positive and always smiling,' but they see a somewhat the finished product. A lot of people don't know about the regret, the anger, depression, and the 33 surgeries I went through," Martinez said. Explaining his tears, he said, "For me, it was sad to remember those days, but at the same time, it was tears of joy to be proud of how far I've come."

Martinez then turned the discussion in a more light-hearted direction. When Bush asked him if he'd need any more surgeries, he quipped, "Well, I am in Hollywood, so there's always room for that, just saying."

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I want to give J.R. my personal thank and let him know thay I admire him for been on DWTS. At the time he was on the Soap i was able to watch him so when i wasn't working. And I admire him fo giving a shout out to all the injury VETS who have been injury or kill in the war. I see there is a loving and caring person. And on DWTS, I see he a man who can dance a pair of sock off when he on the floor dancing. J.R. I want you to keep doing what you doing on DWTS because you my winner. Loving it. So keep on giving it your 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000%.I'm watching you.

October 29 2011 at 8:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I only watch DWTS because of J.R.

October 25 2011 at 7:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This man has nothing to be ashamed of--he is a truly beautiful person--because his beauty emanates from within

October 08 2011 at 3:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

j.r. is a real thinker that applies truth and accepts it. he has somthing to teach those ones that are lacking in these areas. he exercises the things that are able to change, adapt, and overcome. he has focused on and mastered the more important, his spirituality, and has chosen to not focus on the lesser. the flesh. Jesus Christ said that man cannot live on bread alone. thankyou j.r. martinez.

October 08 2011 at 11:25 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

J.R. Martinez is an inspiration for all America, and the World. He has stepped above adversity and ascended to a higher plane. His courage and achievement should motivate each of us to focus on the good in our lives instead of the bad.

October 08 2011 at 6:59 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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