Tamar Braxton Drops Out of “Dancing with the Stars”

Health concerns have forced TAMAR BRAXTON DROPS OUT OF DANCING WITH THE STARSsinger Tamar Braxton to drop out of this season’s Dancing with the Stars. Via her Facebook page, Tamar informed fans that what doctors originally thought was pneumonia, is actually something far more serious.

After not feeling well, Tamar says she went to the hospital before Monday night’s show, but still chose to perform despite doctor’s orders. However, with her symptoms progressively getting worse, Tamar says she returned to the hospital after the show, only to be told by doctors she did not have pneumonia, but rather blood clots in both her lungs.

Recognizing the severity of the situation, Tamar immediately put business on hold, withdrawing from the competition, and her upcoming tour with Kem and Mary J. Blige.

Tamar thanked fans for their support, and said she hopes to one day return to the show and finish what she and partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy started.

You can read her statement below.


While I do not watch DWTS, I have been reading quite a bit about the show this season, thanks to my following Tamar on Instagram and her hashtag on Tumblr. It appears Tamar’s been involved in several controversies this season, including one where she was lambasted for being too boastful, only to find herself with the evening’s lowest score. Tamar went on to out the producers, saying her comments were scripted.

Fans have also been complaining about Tamar being portrayed as an angry black woman to the voting public. Again, I don’t watch, so I don’t know. But I’ll say this, sometimes when things aren’t good for us and we won’t pull back from them, our bodies will step in and do what our minds or hearts will not.

If Tumblr is to be believed, DWTS thrives off of drama, and has a fan base that can be very hateful towards contestants. A casual Googling of this show also turned up quite a bit of negativity. In my opinion it, and its fans are poison, and while Tamar might not know it now, she’s probably lucky to be leaving it behind.


  1. While this show is the fucking worst, I was pulling for Tamar. She would have went all the way had this not happened. Haters be damned. There is no one left that is better than her and Valentin together. I hope she gets well soon.

  2. Wendy Williams said that her dance partner Tony told her that they wanted Wendy to be more stereotypical while on the show. So, the story of Tamar and being typecast isn’t surprising. Sadly, there are too many black celebs, reality stars that are willing and gladly play the sambo for mainstream I, think it’s a generational thing, Wendy is of a particular age, in which her parents are senior citizens, and she’s in her early 50s , she knows the image and the way mainstream America feels about black women, and do anything to validate that image, and if that means having a black celeb fall in line, than so be it, while Wendy is an older black woman, who knows the game and isn’t thirsty for attention like that. Sad, that Hollywood wants black women to play Coon.

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