Jeannie Mai has been hospitalized and will have to undergo surgery.
“Dancing with the Stars” took to social media on Monday morning to announce the co-host of “The Real” had health concerns that required immediate attention.
Unfortunately, Jeannie will have to withdraw from the competition.
Jeannie Mai will not be able to continue to compete on #DWTS this season due to a health concern that requires immediate attention. Jeannie has inspired us, along with millions of fans, with her energy and dedication. We wish her a full and speedy recovery.
Since Jeannie had to withdraw from the competition, tonight’s show will feature the eight remaining couples and a single elimination.
See the original tweets below:
According to Loni Love (who tells everyone’s business), Jeannie Mai is suffering from epiglottis, a potentially life threatening inflammatory condition that can cause swelling and block airflow to the lungs.
Jeannie Mai released the following statement:
My doctors discovered a health concern with my throat which requires immediate attention and surgery. I am heartbroken that my DWTS journey has to end here.
I have pushed myself to new limits physically and mentally, and I am so proud of how far we’ve come.
Sending up prayers for Jeannie.