LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Two men were arrested on trespassing charges Monday after rushing onto the dance floor while Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte made his debut during a live broadcast of “Dancing with the Stars” in the Fairfax District.
As judge Carrie-Ann Inaba was giving Lochte and his partner Cheryl Burke her opinion of their performance, two men wearing anti-Ryan Lochte shirts, charged toward him.
That was when Inaba yelled: “Hey, back off!”
Security guards tackled the men and removed them from the set.
After the incident, the show quickly went to a commercial break. When the show came back on, the host asked for Lochte’s reaction.
“So many feelings are going through my head right now, a little hurt,” Lochte said. “But you know I came out here. I wanted to do something that I’m completely not comfortable with, and I did.
“Honestly, I just felt like someone just reached inside and took my heart out, just tore it to shreds. And I was really hurt when I saw that. And I was in shock. Then I looked at Cheryl, she just smiled and said: ‘You just did what you said you can’t do. You danced in front of millions. And I was like: ‘You’re right,’ ” Lochte told Entertainment Tonight.