Two week ago, the reality TV star suffered a TIA (transient ischemic attack) that left her numb on her left side and unable to speak. Kim says the scary ordeal was actually a blessing in disguise.
It was a blessing in disguise. The minor TIA revealed that I have a PFO, which is like a whole in your heart. I was born with it and it never closed. That’s what caused it basically.
She also addressed those, like Wendy Williams, who accused her of faking the stroke to get out of competing on “Dancing with the Stars.”
I think it’s sick that somebody would ever think that and some of the people that have said that, it just shows me their mentality. I don’t think that many people would really fake a stroke. Especially since I love ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ It’s been one of the best experiences of my life. It’s been very difficult for me to not be on the show.
Kim Zolciak-Biermann shared her disappointment with being forced to withdraw from the competition after she missed a week due to her illness.
I was able to dance, I just couldn’t fly. I feel like they could’ve done something via satellite. They’ve made exceptions in the past.
I tried to kind of get an answer because I really do love the show. I love everybody–the producers, the casting directors, all kind of fought for me, but in the end it was the lawyers that made the decision.
Kim’s fans launched a petition that garnered over 22,000 votes, but ABC wasn’t moved by the gesture and stood firm in their decision.
Watch Kim Zolciak-Biermann’s interview on page 2.