Tamar Braxton Forced to Quit 'DWTS' After Scary Health Diagnosis

Does this mean that Alexa PenaVega could come back? Tamar Braxton has officially quit Dancing with the Stars, just days after narrowly being disqualified from the competition.


On Monday, her dress rehearsal with pro dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy was judged while she was in the hospital, and she barely made it back in time to do her group number with Nick Carter. The judges ended up sending Alexa home, but now with Tamar's resignation ... who knows?

The R&B singer took to Instagram to announce that she wouldn't be returning to the show, and that the rest of her tour dates have been canceled. The pic is of her looking a little worse for the wear in a hospital bed, with Val sitting with her.

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. ð���Take care of yourselves... I love you and thank you ALL for your supportâ�¤ï¸ï¿½ p.s. Big hugs and kisses to my boo @iamvalc for being beyond a friend, brother and the BEST partner EVERð���ð���ð��½ð���ð��¾

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It turns out that Tamar is suffering from pulmonary embolism -- a very scary condition involving blood clots in her lungs. That is nothing that should be messed around with, so it's completely understandable that she's dropping out of Dancing with the Stars.

But it does shake things up quite a bit. In addition to the possibility of their bringing Alexa back for another round, it leaves us wondering who will be taking home that mirror ball trophy. Okay, it's Bindi. Let's be real.

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Anyway, although she's not the first to be forced off the show this season for health reasons, at least she actually is taking it like a champ. Earlier in the season, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak was booted after she missed a performance after a mini-stroke. She launched an unsuccessful campaign to get herself reinstated, but ABC didn't even blink. Poor Kim.

It sucks that Braxton had to hang up her dancing shoes, but health is definitely what's most important.


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