Kim Zolciak-Biermann - Good Morning America - Dancing with the Stars

 

Kim Zolciak-Biermann stopped by “Good Morning America” on Thursday to talk about her mini stroke and her withdrawal from “Dancing with the Stars.”

[Kim Zolciak-Biermann Hospitalized After Suffering A Mini Stroke]

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.

[VIDEO: Kim Zolciak-Biermann Blasts Wendy Williams For Insinuating She Faked Her Stroke]

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.