updated 11/02/2011 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 11/02/2011 AT 11:45 AM ET
Before his seven-week run on Dancing with the Stars, David Arquette faced a rough patch that had him making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
“I learned a lot about myself on this show,” the Scream star told PEOPLE backstage after he and partner Kym Johnson were eliminated from the series on Tuesday night. “I learned a lot about self-appreciation and finding joy in my life and doing things that are positive for me. Kym and I had the best time. We had a lot of fun.”