DWTS: Tamar Braxton Drops Out, for Treatment of Blood Clots in Lungs

After a medical dilemma nearly forced Tamar Braxton to miss Monday’s Dancing With the Stars performance, the Real host has officially withdrawn from the competition, she announced Wednesday.

While initially believed to be suffering from symptoms of pneumonia, Braxton is currently being treated for multiple blood clots in her lungs, as detailed by the R&B singer in an Instagram post:

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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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With Braxton out of the competition, only four partnerships remain: Alek Skarlatos and pro Lindsay Arnold, Carlos PenaVega and pro Witney Carson, Nick Carter and pro Sharna Burgess, and Bindi Irwin and pro Derek Hough.

Will you miss Braxton? Could she have won the Mirror Ball trophy had she and Val Chmerkovskiy remained in the competition? And should an eliminated pair return to fill the void?