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Tamar Braxton Is Leaving Dancing with the Stars

Her health issues are more serious than she thought

Liz Raftery

Tamar Braxton is withdrawing from Dancing with the Stars due to health issues.

The Realco-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.

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.