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Tamar Braxton drops 'Dancing With the Stars' over medical issues, cancels Fox Theatre show (Nov. 12)

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Tamar Braxton, a former Atlantan and now a talk-show host, R&B star and reality show regular, pulled out of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" after blood clots in her lungs sidelined her, TMZ reports.

The website said she landed in the hospital Monday with what appeared to be pneumonia but it appeared to be even worse: blood clots in her lungs. The site said she was "on the brink of death."

The former Atlanta resident posted a photo this morning in the hospital, confirming TMZ's news:

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"The Real" host and "Braxton Family Values" star also has had to drop out of the current Kem tour as an opener. She was supposed to perform tomorrow (November 12) at the Fox Theatre but she is obviously not going to be there. R&B singer Avant will be replacing her as the supporting act. The show has not been cancelled, a spokesman said.

She's the second celebrity this season who had a serious health scare. Atlantan Kim Zolciak was disqualified several weeks ago after she had a minor heart attack and was not allowed to travel to Los Angeles to compete.

With five dancers remaining, Braxton had a reasonable shot at making the finals in the competition. Over 12 dances, she averaged a 25.4 from the three main judges, placing her fifth, not far behind actor Carlos PenaVega at 25.8. Carlos' wife Alexa was eliminated this week despite averaging the same: 25.8. The top two dancers, based on judges' scores, are Nick Carter (26.5) and Bindi Irwin (27.3).

My interview with Tamar in 2014.

And here she is from 2013:

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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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