Tamar Braxton-Herbert is stepping down from Dancing With the Stars. After being one of the tops contestants on the show Braxton-Herbert needed to be rushed to the hospital a few days ago for what doctors thought was pneumonia. Her diagnosis turned out to actually be much more serious having a couple of pulmonary embolisms, blood clots in her lungs.
As well as dropping out of DWTS, she will be canceling the remainder of her tour dates with singer Kem. She posted this photo as well as the following statement in a caption on Instagram:
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😘🙌🏽🙌🏾
As someone who recently experienced a blood clot this is a very serious situation and any wrong move could be fatal. Hopefully Tamar will get plenty of rest!