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Dancing With The Stars

Dancing With the Stars 2013: Andy Dick “Had a Breakdown” During Rehearsals (VIDEO)

Yep, Andy Dick is already having breakdowns. And Sharna Burgess is playing therapist. Is this a sign of bad things to come or the start of an important personal journey that viewers will be able to share with the comedian on Dancing With the Stars Season 16?

Andy and Sharna talked to Entertainment Tonight about their rehearsals for the new season, which premieres Monday, March 18. They have Foxtrot, and even though they said they laugh a lot and have fun together, Andy also admitted, "I had a breakdown. I just hit a wall ... I cried forever." He said people normally have breakdowns later in the season, but his has already happened.

"We had to actually have a lunch outside from here and just work through some stuff. Better than therapy," he added, hugging Sharna. "I was feeling like I wasn't getting the dance … and days had gone by. And when I'm not getting something, I just blamed her," he said, pointing to Sharna. "'What are you doing wrong that I can't get it?!' But it's really me. I had to change my attitude and my concentration level because when I would get frustrated, I would shut down entirely." He said that's the point where he would hit the bottle, in the old days. Now he's sober, but "this is like 13 rehabs condensed into one."

For her part, Sharna wants to show people a different side to Andy. The new pro dancer sounds protective of him and wants people to see the person she's met. Andy thinks they may have to rely on high judges' scores to move forward, at least at the beginning, since he thinks he may have “lost some fans” over the years. Can he pull off a comeback and get viewers to root for him as the underdog?

Source: Entertainment Tonight