Tamar Braxton Quits Dancing With the Stars and Cancels Tour

The singer had been hospitalized during rehearsals, purportedly for pneumonia, but returned to avoid being disqualified for not performing. Early Wednesday, she posted a picture of herself in a hospital bed with partner Val Chmerkovskiy sitting beside her.

“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),” a portion of the caption read. “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.”

She is the second star to withdraw from the competition because of illness this season.

In September, reality star Kim Zolciak-Biermann was disqualified after she was unable to perform due to a mini-stroke caused by a blood clot.

Fans will have to wait until next week to see how the show deals with Braxton’s departure.

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By Lisa Respers France, CNN