Olympian Kristi Yamaguchi Tells Nancy Kerrigan to ‘Break a Leg’, Breaks the Internet
It is quite normal for well-wishers to say “Break a leg” as an ironic way to wish a performer “good luck”.
However, former gold-medal figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi caused a commotion online when she wished fellow Olympian and “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Nancy Kerrigan to “break a leg” via Twitter on Monday.
So excited for you @NancyAKerrigan ! Can’t wait to see you grace that ballroom floor, break a leg! 💃🏻#DWTS
A representative for Yamaguchi would later clarify on TMZ that the tweet had no ill-intentions, noting that she and Kerrigan have been friends since they were 15. The representative also confirmed that the two have laughed about the unintentional gaffe over the phone.