Tamar Braxton Exits 'Dancing With the Stars' Over Serious Health Complications

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Tamar Braxton on "Dancing with the Stars" on the ABC Television Network. on Sept. 21, 2015.

Tamar Braxton has revealed via Instagram that she is bowing out of ABC's Dancing With the Stars -- as well as cancelling future tour dates -- due to blood clots that were discovered in her lungs. 

"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," she wrote from her hospital bed. "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."

Appearing with a defeated-looking, teddy bear-clutching Braxton in the picture is her dancing partner Val Chmerkovskiy, whom Braxton describes as “beyond a friend, brother and the BEST partner EVER.”

Braxton had performed on Monday night’s show fighting through what she thought was just a bought of pneumonia, but unfortunately, the new diagnosis means the end of the season for the Grammy-nominated star.

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This is the second dropout for the competition this season after Kim Zolciak left last month to undergo heart surgery.


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