Following her hospitalisation and subsequent near death experience just before this week’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’ show, Tamar Braxton has confirmed that she will not be returning to the show, saying that “My health is my current obstacle”. Her departure from the show is due to blood clots in both of her lungs and not pneumonia, as previously believed.
Braxton was rushed to hospital during dress rehearsal for Monday’s episode. Despite missing most of the show, she avoided being disqualified and was not eliminated from the competition as she made a dramatic last minute return 20 minutes before the end, participating in a group performance with singer Nick Carter. During the show partner Val Chmerkovskiy said that Braxton “came on the lot 15 minutes before we danced, sick with pneumonia and exhausted”, although Braxton revealed on Wednesday that she had been diagnosed with pulmonary embolism.
Tamar has been commenting upon the severity of her illness, she remarked, “I woke up to a mirror and saw myself this morning and that makes me the winner because that almost wasn’t the case”. Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter said that Braxton was “unstable” during their routine, he also added “I really had to put her first and assume that responsibility and make sure that she was taken care of”. The R&B singer took to Instagram early on Wednesday in order to share a photograph of herself in a hospital bed looking depleted alongside Chmerkovskiy, where she also announced that she will be dropping out of the competition.
She appeared understandably disheartened and posted on Twitter to confirm her exit from the show, she wrote “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 @musicbykem”. Braxton has thanked her ‘boo’ Chmerkovskiy for being beyond a friend, brother and the best partner ever”.