Tamar Braxton: “I Almost Died”
R&B singer, talk show host, and talented family member Tamar Braxton was on track to adding “dancing champion” to her resume from being on “Dancing With the Stars”, but those dreams came to a halt when she was rushed to the hospital.
Braxton, 38, took to Instagram early on Wednesday, November 11th, to share a photograph of herself in a hospital bed looking glum alongside partner Val Chmerkovskiy to announce she is dropping out of the competition.
“With a heavy heart I regret to inform you that my season of #DWTS has to come to an end,” she wrote, adding that she also will not continue as a special guest on tour with musical artist KEM.
Braxton was rushed to the hospital during dress rehearsal for Monday’s episode. Despite missing most of the show, she was not eliminated from the competition after making a dramatic, last-minute return 20 minutes before the end of the broadcast and participating in a group performance with Nick Carter.
During the show, Chmerkovskiy said Braxton “came on the lot 15 minutes before we danced, sick with pneumonia and exhausted.” But Braxton revealed Wednesday she has been diagnosed with pulmonary embolism.
A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that occurs in the lungs.
A pulmonary embolism can damage part of the lung due to restricted blood flow, decrease oxygen levels in the blood, and damage other organs. Large or multiple blood clots can be fatal.
Pulmonary embolisms are most often caused by deep vein thrombosis, a condition in which blood clots form in veins deep in the body. The blood clots that most often cause pulmonary embolisms typically begin…