Tamar Braxton Leaves Dancing with the Stars After Hospitalization
"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)," Tamar captioned a picture on Instagram of her pro partner, Val Chmerkovskiy by her hospital bedside. "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."
VIDEO: Tamar’s Triumphant Return
Tamar was hospitalized just before Monday's show only to make a triumphant return to join Val, Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess for their Showstopping team dance to Cirque du Soleil: Beatles LOVE with only 20 minutes left in the show. Since she was unable to make it to dance a Contemporary routine in the first part of the night, Tamar and Val were judged on their performance from dress rehearsal. The couple's position on the leaderboard took a hit, receiving a total score of 49 for the night.
VIDEO: Tamar's Dress Rehearsal
The singer isn't the first contestant to leave the ballroom in Season 21 prematurely. Kim Zolciak Biermann was forced to withdraw just before Week 3 after suffering a small stroke.