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Ouch! Dancing With the Stars season 22 contestant Nyle DiMarco had to get stitches above his eye after a he was hit in the face during a rehearsal.

Video shows Nyle and his partner Peta Murgatroyd beginning to dance when she whirled around and accidentally plopped him in the face with her elbow.

The deaf model takes the hit in stride, smiling while touching his eye.

Things had been going so much better for Peta, who marveled at the deaf model when he took off his shirt to rehearse with her.

"Yes!" the dance pro said about him disrobing. "I'm totally fine with this."

Moments later, things were a bit bloodier.

"Oh, my God," Maksim Chmerkovskiy's fiance said as her dance partner ran to look at the wound in the mirror. "Are you okay? I'm so sorry. I have never hit anyone that badly in my whole life."

Nyle said, "I think I might need stitches."

Later, cameras showed Nyle outside of the hospital, with his eyebrow stitched together.

Via sign language and through an interpreter, Nyle said, "So I just left the hospital. I had to get four stitches on my left eyebrow. I definitely realized today that dancing is definitely a full-contact sport — and I like it!"

Hopefully the dance duo will have better luck on the dance floor. Peta knows a thing or two about dominating the dance floor, as she took home the Mirrorball Trophy with Donald Driver in season 14.

Nyle, too, knows about winning, as he won "America's Next Top Model" in it's 22nd cycle.

"It truly did take a toll on me mentally," he told Us Weekly after winning. "I even cringe when I watch myself on ANTM being all alone and sometimes brainwashed from 'only talking to myself.'"

He did find a silver lining in being deaf during his ANTM stint.

"The only positive thing out of it is that I wasn't able to hear all the drama!" he said. "I'm relieved. Also, with the lack of communication, It has helped me to stay focused and think about how I can improve myself as a model."

"Dancing With the Stars" returns on ABC on March 21, at 8 p.m. ET.