Mike Snell pictured following knee surgery after he tore almost every ligament in his left knee on the dancefloor on his wedding night. See SWNS story SWDIRTY; A groom nearly died after he broke his knee on his wedding day - doing the DIRTY DANCING lift. Mike Snell, 36, had just walked down the aisle with his new wife Cerise, 28, when they hit the dance floor for a party with their family and friends. The dad-of-four requested the DJ play classic Time of My Life - made famous for the epic overhead lift - so he could have a romantic dance with his new bride. But he was astonished when his wife's work colleague unexpectedly ran at him, thinking the new groom would lift her up just like Baby in the 1987 movie.