Tamar Braxton: “A Lot Of People Don’t Get Second Chances”
R&B singer, former 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.
Back in November of 2015, Braxton, now 40, announced alongside partner Val Chmerkovskiy that she had to drop out of the competition.
Braxton was rushed to the hospital during dress rehearsal for an 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.
The talented singer is back singing and busy with a new venture. While at an event in Atlanta, Braxton revealed the “The Tamar Braxton Show” will premiere next September 2017. The show is reported to be a part of a production deal Braxton signed with Steve Harvey after being fired from “The Real.”
During the show, Chmerkovskiy said Braxton “came on the lot 15 minutes before we danced, sick with pneumonia and exhausted.” But Braxton was actually suffering from condition called thoracic outlet syndrome. It causes problems with blood vessels and veins in the neck and chest area due to compression with pulmonary embolism.
A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that occurs in the lungs.
Pulmonary embolisms 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…