LOS ANGELES -

After weeks of struggling, comedian Andy Dick was finally cut out of the running for the mirrorball trophy on "Dancing With The Stars."

"It's been the best. It's just been the best," Dick said, fighting back tears during Tuesday's elimination show.

Week 7 was Latin week, and Dick's rumba with pro partner Sharna Burgess got him 17 out of 30.  He found himself in jeopardy alongside soap star Ingo Rademacher, but in the end, Dick had the lowest combined tally of judges' scores and viewers' votes.

"The fact that we're here on week seven is amazing," Dick said.

Returning next week are Rademacher, Kellie Pickler, Sean Lowe, Aly Raisman, Zendaya and Jacoby Jones.