Chan admitted afterward he had choreographed a move in training with coach Christy Krall to make it look as if he were falling over to get the crowd more involved.
"We wanted to make it look like I'm losing my balance," a relieved Chan said. "But this time I actually fooled myself."
Krall made light of what could have ended up being an awkward mistake.
"I think he needs a figure lesson," Krall said, jokingly. "Back to the brackets."
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