Tamar Braxton Drops out of ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Tamar Braxton‘s time on Dancing with the Stars has come to an end. The singer announced her departure from the show this morning due to health reasons.
Braxton was hospitalized this week for what doctors thought was pneumonia. However, it turns out that the singer, 38, has blood clots in both of her lungs. In short, she has been diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism.
Braxton shared a photograph (above) of herself in a hospital bed leaning on partner Val Chmerkovskiy.
She captioned the photo with the following: “With a Heavy heart I regret to inform you that my season of #dwts has to come to an end.” She also revealed that she will not continue as a special guest on tour with artist KEM.
She continued, “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),” Braxton wrote. “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.”
Braxton is the second star this season to withdraw from the competition. Kim Zolciak-Biermann was forced to withdraw from the competition in late September after suffering a mini stroke.