Patti LaBelle may be 70 years old, but she proved this week on Dancing With the Stars that she can give folks half her age a run for their money on the dance floor. Although LaBelle was suffering from a knee injury, that didn’t stop her from shaking her groove thang as she danced the salsa to 50 Cent's "In Da Club," earning herself a 28 out of 40.
After LaBelle finished her performance, Tom Bergeron joked, "Patti LaBelle holding it together, literally in places."
Bruno Tonioli, who apparently watches Empire, compared LaBelle to one of the show’s characters: "So Cookie! So Empire!" he raved.
It was quite apropos that LaBelle danced to “In Da Club,” since she just recently celebrated her birthday. I can only hope to have moves like Ms. Patti when I’m her age. Hell, I can only hope to have moves like Ms. Patti right now.