Dancing With The Stars - Season 9 - Cheryl Burke and Tom DeLay

The curse of Dancing with the Stars endures: Former House majority leader Tom DeLay is the first Season 9 contender to be injured in rehearsals.

"Old age is catching up to me, may have a stress fracture in my foot. No worries, it'll take more than that to keep me off the dance floor!" tweeted DeLay early on Tuesday.

But he soon learned his injury was less serious: "No stress fracture! It is a pre-stress fracture. I live for another day."

Dancing's Cheryl Burke had to Google her new partner, Tom DeLay

DeLay's representatives say he should be okay for Monday's premiere.