Upstate New York Dancing Farmer on the Ellen Show Today
The upstate New York farmer who's barn dance went viral is showing off his moves to Ellen DeGeneres. Jay Lavery of Sharon Springs will appear on Ellen's show this afternoon.
Lavery dances like no one is watching. But millions watched his barn dance; over 8 million and counting.
Lavery says dancing not only keeps him warm in the barn at The Permaculture Inn, he also uses dancing, mixed with yoga and meditation as alternatives to taking pain meds. The farmer suffered a back injury that resulted in several surgeries “including a discectomy and a spinal fusion and never ending back pain,” says Lavery. “I hope this can inspire anyone to move in spite of pain and I hope this puts a smile on your face.”
Lavery put smiles on millions of faces including Ellen, who is also known for her dancing.
Go inside Lavery's dressing room on the set of the Ellen DeGeneres show, complete with his name on the door. He taped the show in Los Angeles yesterday to air today. Check your local listings for show times.