Mr.T May Be Tough But Can He Hang w/His NEW JOB He Signed Up For At 64?
Laurence Tureaud a.k.a. Mr. T is known for being one of the hardest cats from the 80s. He brought fear to the hearts of many as ‘Clubber Lang’ when he ‘pitied the fool,’ ‘Rocky Balboa’ in Rocky III. As ‘B.A. Baracus’ on The A-Team, folks knew not to piss him off, or else they would have a very bad day.
Well, that was then and this is now, and today Mr. T. has a new gig that’s a far cry from the bad brotha persona from the past. He’s now dancing…that’s right, ‘Clubber Lang’ is putting down the gloves and putting on the sequence suits and shiny shoes for a good cause. He’s joined Dancing With The Stars this season to hopefully win money for the charity he stands behind, St. Jude’s Hospital, which is a children’s hospital dedicated to helping kids with illnesses, primarily cancer, get healed and live healthy lives.
Mr. T. admitted that he can’t dance a lick, but he’s gonna be out there trying his hardest to two-step and cut a rug for those kids.
I never saw Mr. T. as the dancing type, so this should be interesting to watch.
In case you haven’t heard, Mr. T. is a cancer survivor. He battled the disease and won the battle after he was diagnosed with T-Cell lymphoma in 1995. So his DWTS cause hits close to home for him.
Another thing many may not know about Mr. T. is that he’s a devout Christian who is known for helping others behind the scenes. In 2005 he decided to stop wearing the many gold chains around his neck that he became known for. His reason had everything to do with seeing so many people in New Orleans, La. lose everything in Hurricane Katrina, which is where he went to help out with the cleanup efforts at that time:
Mr. T: “As a Christian, when I saw other people lose their lives and lose their land and property … I felt that it would be a sin before God for me to continue wearing my gold. I felt it would be insensitive and disrespectful to the people who lost everything, so I stopped wearing my gold.” -via Sky News
Gotta luv this dude. Mr. T. is a big guy but his heart is even bigger. Hopefully he’ll get the ‘W’ at the end of his Dancing With The Stars stint.
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