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Injured Russell Ferguson Wins 'SYTYCD'

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An injury didn't keep Russell Ferguson from winning FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance" Wednesday night.

The 20-year-old Boston native announced on the finale, "I messed my leg up." As a result, the audience had to watch taped versions of two dances he was supposed to re-perform Wednesday night, a hip-hop routine and "Frog Dance."

Still, he took home the sixth season's top honors -- and $250,000.

Upon hearing the news, he screamed and ripped his shirt off.

"Whoa! I just want to thank everyone so much," yelled Ferguson, who beat Jacob Karr. "This means everything to me. I've been dreaming of this since, I don't know, since I was born. I came out and was, like, 'Aaah!'"

The finale also included performances by Adam Lambert, Leona Lewis, Jennifer Lopez and Mary J. Blige.

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