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Lord of the Dance Michael Flatley to take final bow today

By Philip Ryan

Lord Of The Dance Michael Flatley has reflected on the litany of injuries he sustained during his 20-year dance career as he prepares to retire today.

Speaking as he received an award from the American Ireland Fund in Washington ahead of his final performance in Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Flatley said his body has taken "a severe beating" .

"It has been a great 20 years. I would like to think the good times have outweighed the bad times, but sometimes I wonder. My body has taken a severe beating," he said.

Flatley (58) said he had both his shoulders replaced and his knees, while he also needs "a lot of work" on his spine.

"It's been severe but I wouldn't trade it for the world," he added.

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