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Dancing With The Stars

Dancing With the Stars 2013 Finals: Val Injured, Gets Black Eye After Zendaya Hits Him With Elbow

Bad news for Val Chmerkovskiy and Zendaya Coleman fans: The super sexy Dancing With the Stars pro half of this pair was injured on the day of the Season 16 Finale (May 20, 2013).

As Val explained after his Samba, Zendaya accidentally elbowed her partner in the face in dress rehearsals earlier today (and it was worse than that sounds: He was bleeding and everything!).

Val said he was originally worried he wouldn't be be allowed to dance "for legal reasons" (whatever that means). Fortunately, Val didn't let the injury stop him from dancing. And, based on his first dance with Zendaya, a sharp Samba that was executed to perfection (literally: they got a 30!), any pain he may still feel isn't holding him back.

That said, he does have a notable bruise on his face. Aww, poor Val. On the other hand, if anything, it just makes him look tougher — and that's sexy, too!

We're sorry Val was hurt, but we're glad everything seems to have worked out so far.

UPDATE: Apparently Val went to a hospital after the show to get stitches.

Are you on Team Zendaya and Val? Share your thoughts on the finale in the comments below!

Find out who wins tomorrow, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.