Tamar Braxton Leaves 'Dancing With The Stars' Due To Serious Health Issues, But She's Still A Major Fighter — PHOTO
If you were hoping Tamar Braxton would take home the mirror ball trophy, here's some sad news. Tamar Braxton is leaving Dancing With the Stars, but she has a very good reason. As she announced Tuesday via Instagram, she is dealing with some major health issues and needs to leave the ABC dance competition to focus on getting better. Alongside a picture of herself and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy sitting in a hospital bed, she wrote,
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).
On Monday, DWTS host Tom Bergeron announced that Braxton was rushed to the hospital for undisclosed reasons, which is why she was absent at the beginning of the show. However, she later returned Monday evening and even danced with Chmerkovskiy. Despite thinking she was better, Braxton quickly realized she was not, as she explains above.
With that said, Braxton is still as fierce as ever and fighting the good fight.
She continued on Instagram,
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.
Here's hoping she has a healthy recovery and can one day put back on her dancing shoes.