Maks Chmerkovskiy is a trooper. The former Dancing With the Stars pro refuses to take a day off from Broadway production Forever Tango — even after pulling a groin muscle!

Yesterday night, Maks tweeted how he didn’t care about his injury since he loves the show so much, writing:

This is no surprise considering how he’s such a hard worker, and the Chmerkovskiy brothers are notorious for performing while injured. Last season, Val was elbowed in the eye by partner Zendaya, giving him a nasty black eye, and he performed anyway.

Maks’ Forever Tango partner Karina Smirnoff was also injured last season on DWTS, but worked through the pain of her strained neck. We’re sure she helped Maks through the pain in last night’s performance, and hopefully he sees a doctor and has a speedy recovery.

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