Tamar Braxton Diagnosed With Pulmonary Embolism, Withdraws From ‘DWTS’
Braxton was rushed to the hospital during a dress rehearsal for Monday night’s episode, but made it back in time for a group performance with Nick Carter during the live show, which saved her from elimination. Unfortunately, it later became evident that Braxton would no longer be able to participate on the show.
Although she initially thought she had pneumonia, doctors found blood clots in her lungs, subsequently diagnosing her with pulmonary embolism.
Braxton informed fans that she’d be dropping out of the competition via Instagram. She posted a photo of herself in the hospital along with her partner Val Chmerkovskiy earlier this morning (November 11). The accompanying caption also indicates that she's been forced to cancel the rest of her tour dates with R&B singer KEM.
Read the full caption below:
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...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.