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DWTS Cheryl Burke Apologizes For Suicide Quip, Still Hates Ian Ziering

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Cheryl Burke has apologized for making a suicide quip—but, she stills hates Ian Ziering.

Burke was driven to suicidal ideation, at least in the metaphorical sense, by Ziering, her 2007, season 4 DWTS partner.

The 31-year-old dancing queen did not mince words when it came to her feelings about the 90210 star.

Telling Allegedly podcast hosts, Matthew Cole Weiss and Theo Von that being in Ziering’s presence "made me want to slit my wrists."

The comment sparked controversy—with some accusing Cheryl of making light of suicide.

Burke apologized today, via her Twitter:

In the heat of an interview conversation, I used a phrase that seemingly makes light of suicide and I deeply regret it.

I have many friends and family members that struggle with depression and thoughts of suicide.

To have said something that seemingly makes a mockery of what they've gone through and what they live with is something that I apologize for.

I never meant to hurt anyone or trivialize the topic.

I was out of line and for that I apologize.

As for being sorry about slamming Ziering?

Not so much.

Cheryl declined to offer up any kind words for him on Twitter, but she was pretty damn candid in her interview.

"The fact that his name is not EE-AN and it's EYE-AN makes me want to throw up," she joked, adding later that she went "crying to [DWTS] executives" to ask them to eliminate her and Ziering from the competition.

Poor Eye-An.

But don’t worry about him too much, he’s doing OK these days.

The 52-year-old has starred in all three Sharknado movies, and is currently filming the latest franchise masterpiece—Sharknado, The 4th Awakens.

So he’s all good.

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