Medical complications have forced r&b singer Tamar Braxton to quit ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, a dancing competition shown that she was favored by many to win. The reality TV star also says she will not canceling all upcoming tour dates because of complications stemming from blood clots on her lungs.
Braxton took to Instagram on Tuesday night to break the news:
“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.”
This isn’t the singer’s first time dealing with blood clots. Her husband Vince had to be induced into a coma and was hospitalized for 40 days after doctors discovered seven blood clots in his body.