Tamar Braxton forced to drop out of 'Dancing With the Stars' for health reasons

Posted at 12:53 PM, Nov 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-11 17:14:52-05

According to a post on her Instagram page, R&B singer Tamar Braxton has reluctantly resigned from "Dancing With the Stars" due to health reasons. 

Braxton had been hospitalized during rehearsals this week for what she thought was pneumonia, but returned in time for Monday's show to avoid elimination. On Wednesday night, she returned to the hospital to find out that she was in fact suffering from a serious of pulmonary embolisms, or a series of blood clots 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. 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😘🙌🏽🙌🏾

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Braxton also said her upcoming tour dates would also be canceled.

Braxton is the second contestant to drop out of this season's "Dancing With the Stars" due to health reasons. In September, reality star Kim Zolciack was forced to resign after she suffered a mini-stroke.