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David Arquette Refused Dancing With The Stars Due to Alcohol Addiction

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David Arquette refused an invitation to participate in last year’s Dancing With The Stars, because he wasn’t fit enough. Now he has kicked his addiction to booze and got himself in shape, he felt able to hit the dance floor this season.

Arquette said he was in “no condition” to compete during the height of his alcohol problems.

The Scream star separated from wife Courteney Cox in October 2010 and checked himself into in-patient rehab for alcohol and other issues in January of this year. At the time he confessed to drinking heavily since his marriage split.

Arquette is now celebrating nine months of sobriety and loving his current run on Dancing With The Stars. He revealed how he had to turn down an offer to appear last season because his body and his lifestyle at the time would have meant he couldn’t cope with the gruelling workouts and daily discipline of dance rehearsals.

Now, the timing is much better and David Arquette says Dancing With The Stars has been good for him, mentally as well as physically.

“Actually they asked me last year and I was in no condition to dance anyway, except in some shady clubs,” he said.

He is grateful that the bosses of the show approached him again this year to take part.

“Dancing is all about being centred. Having grace, and all of these themes that come up in my life, that I’m looking for in general. You know, being balanced.”

Who would have known that Dancing With The Stars could be so good for you!

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