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As 'Lord of the Dance' Michael Flatley Prepares to Retire, He Reveals: I Never Wanted to Be a Dancer

Playing As 'Lord of the Dance' Michael Flatley Prepares to Retire, He Reveals: I Never Wanted to Be a Dancer

It's the final dance for Michael Flatley.

At 57, and after a long list of injuries, the Lord of the Dance is retiring - but not until he completes his final show.

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His new performance, "Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games," has just opened at the Lyric Theatre on Broadway and will run until the end of the year.

"It's been my dream as a little boy to dance on Broadway," Flately told INSIDE EDITION as he invited us backstage.

But the married dad, who hails from Chicago, revealed he never wanted to be a dancer.

"I was about 11 years old. I was dragged by my ears by my parents and I hated it," he said.

But Flatley went on to turn traditional Irish dancing into an international phenomenon.

Read: Man Performs The Same Dance Routine in 100 Different Places

"You have 40 dancers on the stage

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