Ryan Lochte Reacts to 'DWTS' Ambush: 'It's Hard'
If you missed it, protesters wearing anti-Ryan Lochte t-shirts stormed the stage right after the 32-year-old swimmer danced his first dance with partner Cheryl Burke.
“It’s hard,” Ryan told E! News, adding it feels like “someone reached inside and ripped my heart out and stepped on it.”
“I’m doing good. So many feelings are going through my head right now. A little hurt. I came out here and I wanted to do something I was completely uncomfortable with, and I did,” Ryan added on air during DWTS.
Meanwhile, Cheryl reacted by telling host Tom Bergeron, “I’m hurt for Ryan. He’s sweet, he’s kind. He’s working his butt off. I hope people give him a chance.”