Tamar Braxton and her pro partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy have withdrawn from "Dancing With the Stars" Season 21, marking the second heath-related departure from the Fall 2015 season, after Kim Zolciak's mini stroke. (Somebody keep a close eye on Bindi Irwin's toenails!)

Tamar was absent for most of DWTS Season 21 this past Monday, November 9, having been rushed to the hospital during dress rehearsal. At the time, it was assumed that she still had pneumonia and was struggling with that, along with a crazy busy schedule. She returned to DWTS just in time for her team dance, and she and Val were sent through to Week 10.

However, just Tamar announced on Wednesday, November 11 that her health problems are more serious, including blood clots in both lungs, and she is leaving the show and canceling the rest of her tour dates. Here's what she wrote on Instagram, with a version of the photo posted above with Val (even in the hospital, Val must expose part of his chest):

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. ๐Ÿ†Take care of yourselves... I love you and thank you ALL for your supportโค๏ธ p.s. Big hugs and kisses to my boo @iamvalc for being beyond a friend, brother and the BEST partner EVER๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ

Val shared a similar bedside photo:

๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข #teamvalentay ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ @tamarbraxtonher

A photo posted by Val (@iamvalc) on


He also had strong words for viewers who were not supportive of Tamar and wrote nasty comments on his previous Instagram post:
Best wishes, Tamar, heal fast! We will miss her and Val in the rest of the season.

But, long story short, this means DWTS Season 21 just quickly went down to its final four: Bindi Irwin, Nick Carter, Carlos PenaVega, and Alek Skarlatos. Will that be the final order when the season ends November 24?

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