Alfonso Ribeiro on 'DWTS' injury: 'I don't know if my body's going to let me continue'

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Alfonso Ribeiro on 'DWTS' Injury: 'I Don't Know If My Body's Going to Let Me Continue'

Looks like Alfonso Ribeiro's recent back injury during a Dancing with the Stars rehearsal is a lot more serious than anyone anticipated.

In this brand-new footage of the rehearsal during which he injured himself, Ribeiro is seen limping and needing his partner Witney Carson just to stand up and walk.

"It took my breath away," the 43-year-old Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star says about the injury. "I started to feel incredible pain in my lower back, and every movement just started to just hurt more and more."

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Actor Alfonso Ribeiro and his wife Angela attend the "After Earth" premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1905' - America's votes are in and the nine remaining celebrities switched professional dance partners on MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on 'Dancing with the Stars.' International pop superstar Jessie J was the guest judge alongside Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli, in addition to kicking-off the night with a medley of her hit songs 'Bang Bang' and 'Burnin' Up' featuring the Pros. For the first time this season couples danced to new styles of dance including Hip-Hop, Burlesque, and Flamenco among others. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) ALFONSO RIBEIRO, CHERYL BURKE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1905' - America's votes are in and the nine remaining celebrities switched professional dance partners on MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on 'Dancing with the Stars.' International pop superstar Jessie J was the guest judge alongside Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli, in addition to kicking-off the night with a medley of her hit songs 'Bang Bang' and 'Burnin' Up' featuring the Pros. For the first time this season couples danced to new styles of dance including Hip-Hop, Burlesque, and Flamenco among others. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) ALFONSO RIBEIRO, CHERYL BURKE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1905' - America's votes are in and the nine remaining celebrities switched professional dance partners on MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on 'Dancing with the Stars.' International pop superstar Jessie J was the guest judge alongside Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli, in addition to kicking-off the night with a medley of her hit songs 'Bang Bang' and 'Burnin' Up' featuring the Pros. For the first time this season couples danced to new styles of dance including Hip-Hop, Burlesque, and Flamenco among others. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, CHERYL BURKE, ALFONSO RIBEIRO
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 08: Actor and dancer Alfonso Ribeiro joined Wendy’s to help host the first-ever, 24-hour barbecue-themed Tweet-a-Thon in celebration of Wendy’s new BBQ Pulled Pork menu. As a nod to old-school telethons, Ribeiro responded in real-time to consumer tweets, and fans joined the barbecue cause on Twitter using #BBQ4merica hashtag to help Wendy’s meet hourly goals to unlock surprises, such as celebrity cameos and giveaways at Siren Studios on October 8, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for Wendy's)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1905' - America's votes are in and the nine remaining celebrities switched professional dance partners on MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on 'Dancing with the Stars.' International pop superstar Jessie J was the guest judge alongside Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli, in addition to kicking-off the night with a medley of her hit songs 'Bang Bang' and 'Burnin' Up' featuring the Pros. For the first time this season couples danced to new styles of dance including Hip-Hop, Burlesque, and Flamenco among others. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) CHERYL BURKE, ALFONSO RIBEIRO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1905' - America's votes are in and the nine remaining celebrities switched professional dance partners on MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on 'Dancing with the Stars.' International pop superstar Jessie J was the guest judge alongside Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli, in addition to kicking-off the night with a medley of her hit songs 'Bang Bang' and 'Burnin' Up' featuring the Pros. For the first time this season couples danced to new styles of dance including Hip-Hop, Burlesque, and Flamenco among others. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) CHERYL BURKE, ALFONSO RIBEIRO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1905' - America's votes are in and the nine remaining celebrities switched professional dance partners on MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on 'Dancing with the Stars.' International pop superstar Jessie J was the guest judge alongside Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli, in addition to kicking-off the night with a medley of her hit songs 'Bang Bang' and 'Burnin' Up' featuring the Pros. For the first time this season couples danced to new styles of dance including Hip-Hop, Burlesque, and Flamenco among others. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)ALFONSO RIBEIRO, CHERYL BURKE
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 08: Actor and dancer Alfonso Ribeiro joined Wendy’s to help host the first-ever, 24-hour barbecue-themed Tweet-a-Thon in celebration of Wendy’s new BBQ Pulled Pork menu. As a nod to old-school telethons, Ribeiro responded in real-time to consumer tweets, and fans joined the barbecue cause on Twitter using #BBQ4merica hashtag to help Wendy’s meet hourly goals to unlock surprises, such as celebrity cameos and giveaways at Siren Studios on October 8, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for Wendy's)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1903' - Eleven remaining couples competed during 'Movie Night,' as they danced to songs from their favorite movies, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, on the ABC Television Network. Kevin Hart, from 'Ride Along,' 'Think Like a Man' and the upcoming movie 'The Wedding Ringer,' guest judged alongside Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. Monday's show kicked-off with a spectacular opening number featuring the entire cast. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO, BETSEY JOHNSON, TONY DOVOLANI
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1903' - Eleven remaining couples competed during 'Movie Night,' as they danced to songs from their favorite movies, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, on the ABC Television Network. Kevin Hart, from 'Ride Along,' 'Think Like a Man' and the upcoming movie 'The Wedding Ringer,' guest judged alongside Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. Monday's show kicked-off with a spectacular opening number featuring the entire cast. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1903' - Eleven remaining couples competed during 'Movie Night,' as they danced to songs from their favorite movies, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, on the ABC Television Network. Kevin Hart, from 'Ride Along,' 'Think Like a Man' and the upcoming movie 'The Wedding Ringer,' guest judged alongside Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. Monday's show kicked-off with a spectacular opening number featuring the entire cast. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) ALFONSO RIBEIRO, ANTHONY NAYLOR JR.
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1903' - Eleven remaining couples competed during 'Movie Night,' as they danced to songs from their favorite movies, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, on the ABC Television Network. Kevin Hart, from 'Ride Along,' 'Think Like a Man' and the upcoming movie 'The Wedding Ringer,' guest judged alongside Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. Monday's show kicked-off with a spectacular opening number featuring the entire cast. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO
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"You know, I really want to keep going," he adds. "But I just don't know if my body's going to let me continue."

But he's definitely not throwing in the towel just yet.

"Hey #TeamWitfonso thanks 4 all the love," he tweeted Saturday. "I'm working really hard to be able to dance Monday. Keep the prayers coming. Love you all."

And according to his wife Angela, the season 19 fan favorite is already feeling better.

"Went to rehearsal to help massage my hubby's back during breaks," she tweeted Friday. "He's much better today, thankfully. #TeamWitfonso."

Monday marks the show's semi-finals, in which he plans to face off against Tommy Chong, Bethany Mota, Janel Parrish and Sadie Robertson.

"I would say the kids are my biggest competition," he admitted to ET during Southern Comfort's World's Largest Group Toast event last Saturday. "They've got the stamina to go all the way."

VIDEO: Alfonso Ribeiro Finally Does the Carlton on 'DWTS'

But this also hasn't been the first injury Ribeiro has suffered during the intense season. Earlier this month, he told ET that he suffered a groin injury while bringing back the beloved Carlton dance.

"Groins take a long time to heal," he said. "Rest is really the only answer."

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