Tamar Braxton forced to quit ‘Dancing with the Stars’ after hospitalization with serious illness

Tamar Braxton has had to pull out of the Dancing with the Stars competition because of illness.

While she had previously fought through what she thought was pneumonia in order to be able to perform on Monday so that she was not disqualified for not performing, on Wednesday, Braxton announced that she would no longer be able to stay on the show due to health concerns.

“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),” she said in a caption of an image of herself and her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, as she sits in a hospital bed. “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.”

On Monday, Chmerkovskiy showed his support for his partner after the show.

“I don’t really care about things that aren’t important at the moment, and at the moment for me, the priority was Tamar’s health and the situation,” he told E! News. “I’m not trying to hear critique on a dance that was done with her half-conscious and caused her to be in the emergency room at the moment. For me, that’s not what is important. I’m just happy that she was all right and she was able to come back and finish out the show. She’s a trooper.”