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Spartacus
06-14-2011, 08:01 PM
To my fans,

I want to formally announce that I will not compete in the upcoming season. I have dreamt of returning to competition for the upcoming season, but due to many obligations in my professional life, I will not be able to devote enough time to my training and my representation of the United States in international competition.

I realize that a huge percentage of my fan base is awaiting my return to the competitive ice and I beg your pardon for not fulfilling your wishes this year. I do not want any of my fans to lose hope as I am still on the ice, still training hard whenever my schedule permits. I still have a very competitive attitude, and after one more year off the competitive ice, I hope to return, and my team and I are already taking a very rigid approach to my schedule in 2012 so that I will have proper time to train for the figure skating high season.

I have had many big successes in my professional life since my performance at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, and I continue to strive for perfection in every aspect of my public life. I wake up every day and go to sleep every night hoping that I’ve made my fans around the world proud with whatever I am doing, whether it’s a skating show, a public appearance, or a new episode of my TV show. I would be nothing without my thousands of fans around the world, and I hope I can continue to make you proud. I will be back on the ice, competing for you, very soon.

In the meantime, my fans can look forward to my collaborations with MAC cosmetics and eDressMe.com; “Spectacular,” an ice concert I am creating for this fall; a new season of my hit reality show, Be Good Johnny Weir, on Logo; and of course skating around the world in exhibition performances.

I’d like to thank my many fans across the globe for your continued support and faith in me. No matter what, my eyes are still firmly fixed on Sochi and the 2014 Olympic Games.

Thank you.

Johnny G. Weir

http://www.figureskatersonline.com/johnnyweir/home/2011/06/johnny-weir-a-note-to-my-fans/

Sylvia
06-14-2011, 08:02 PM
FYI, this was posted earlier today in the Johnny Weir news thread in the Trash Can: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=77947&page=13

Spartacus
06-14-2011, 08:05 PM
FYI, this was posted earlier today in the Johnny Weir news thread in the Trash Can: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=77947&page=13
Ooops! :D

Away with it then, mods! To the trash can we go!

nubka
06-14-2011, 08:12 PM
Well, that's no big shock... :yawn:

BigB08822
06-14-2011, 09:09 PM
His hair would be a minimal -3 deduction, I am sure...

genevieve
06-14-2011, 10:25 PM
I realize that a huge percentage of my fan base is awaiting my return to the competitive ice and I beg your pardon for not fulfilling your wishes this year.
:rofl:

snark much? :P

Kasey
06-14-2011, 10:26 PM
Shocking, just shocking I say!! ;)

purple skates
06-14-2011, 10:43 PM
His hair would be a minimal -3 deduction, I am sure...

Hater! :lynch:

:P

blue_idealist
06-15-2011, 12:44 AM
I'm not surprised. I didn't think he was going to compete (this season). I honestly don't think he'll ever be back to eligible competition, but maybe he can get an invite to Scott Hamilton's new comps.

Jenna
06-15-2011, 12:45 AM
I just hope he doesn't pull a Sasha and show up to 2014 nationals as his first comp. in four years. It's not going to work!

FSfan107
06-15-2011, 12:55 AM
...In other news the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. :P

a56
06-15-2011, 12:57 AM
I don't think he'll be back for 2012-2013 either, contrary to what he says in the message. Maybe he'll come back for one last try at the Olympics, but more likely, he's enjoying his present life off ice so much he won't want to go back to the rigors of training.

triple_toe
06-15-2011, 02:11 AM
Forget the Crone/Poirer split, the Denney/Coughlin/Yankowskas shuffle, the retirement of Zuerlein, or the myriad coaching changes this season... THIS is the shock of all shocks for the off season! Next, you'll be telling me that the Kween announced she won't try for Sochi :(. I don't think I can take any more surprises :drama:

millipied
06-15-2011, 02:23 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

mmscfdcsu
06-15-2011, 01:18 PM
:yawn: It's just as well. He hasn't done anything interesting on ice in years. He can stick with the mediocrity of pop culture and make his quick cash off of the shallow end of the gene pool. :(