Tamar Braxton Drops Out of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ for Medical Reasons

Tamar Braxton
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Following continued health struggles, Tamar Braxton is exiting “Dancing With the Stars” for good.

The R&B singer, who’s paired up with professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy, made the announced on Instagram that her medical condition is more pressing than anticipated — she has pulmonary embolisms and not pneumonia, as initially diagnosed.

Braxton was first hospitalized during dress rehearsal for Monday’s episode, nearly missing her “DWTS” performance. She made a triumphant return in the nick of time, but has now been hospitalized again.

“With a heavy heart I regret to inform you that my season of ‘DWTS’ has come to an end along with the rest of my tour dates with KEM,” Braxton captioned an Instagram photo on Tuesday of herself in a hospital bed with Chmerkovskiy. “After yesterday’s final ‘DWTS’ performance I went back to the hospital (after the doctors didn’t want me to leave in the first place) only to find out that I don’t have pneumonia, but something way more serious and that is having several P.E.’s (blood clots in both sides of my lungs).”

With a Heavy heart I regret to inform you that my season of #dwts has to come to an end along with the rest of my tour dates with @musicbykem. After yesterday's final #dwts performance I went back to the hospital (after the doctors didn't want me to leave in the first place) only to find out that I don't have pneumonia but something way more serious and that is having several P.E.'s (blood clots in both sides of my lungs) As you all know I will be the first to always encourage anyone to push through any obstacle that comes along one's way. But in this case, my health is my current obstacle. .. And in TRUE #tamartian form I must go about this the exact same way as I would anything else. I woke up to a mirror and saw myself this morning and that makes me the winner because that almost wasn't the case. 🏆Take care of yourselves… I love you and thank you ALL for your support❤️ p.s. Big hugs and kisses to my boo @iamvalc for being beyond a friend, brother and the BEST partner EVER😘🙌🏽🙌🏾

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She will also not continue touring with KEM.

Health issues also forced Kim Zolciak-Biermann to leave the competition in late September. The reality star was disqualified after suffering a mini-stroke.

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  1. Tamara had to grandstand by showing up and playing the poor-me part to a live audience. Had she simply stayed off the show, folks would have understood the severity of the ailment and nobody else on the show would have been eliminated that night.
    If you watched the show, you saw Bindi Irwin and PenaVega team up to do All That Jazz. It was a solid unquestionable10. Unfortunately, Pena doesn’t have the following of Tamara and lost out because Tamara had to do her poor-me skit.
    For her information, Tamara isn’t the best dancer in that crowd and DWTS affirmative action policies don’t guarantee you a trophy. Stay in bed, Tamara. You lost this fan.

    • Trina DiNapoli says:

      She just didn’t want to be “eliminated” and leaving on her own didn’t crush her ego as much..Bring Kim back…:)

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