The Real co-host shared the news on Instagram late Tuesday night, saying that doctors had found several blood clots in her lungs.
Braxton missed the majority of Monday's show because she had been rushed to the hospital earlier that afternoon in the middle of rehearsing with her pro partner, Val Chmerkovskiy. She returned to the ballroom in the final minutes of the episode in order to compete in a team dance with Sharna Burgess and Nick Carter, but was hardly able to stand afterwards. She went back to the hospital for additional tests immediately after the show. There, doctors realized that she did not have pneumonia, as they had originally expected, and discovered that the problem was "way more serious," Braxton writes.
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😘🙌🏽🙌🏾
Braxton is the second Season 21 contestant to pull out of the show due to health concerns. Kim Zolciak was forced to withdraw back in September, after a mini-stroke left her unable to compete in Week 3 and doctors subsequently discovered that she had a heart condition.