‘DWTS’ Contestant Tamar Braxton Misses Monday’s Show After Being Rushed to Hospital

The R&B singer has been battling an illness for two weeks

Last Updated: November 9, 2015 @ 7:54 PM

“Dancing With the Stars” contestant Tamar Braxton was forced to miss Monday’s episode of the show after being rushed to hospital earlier in the afternoon.

“Tamar is not here, she was taken to the hospital today mid-way through dress rehearsal,” host Tom Bergeron told viewers as the ABC show hit the airwaves at 8 p.m. ET.

“This is very much a live show, we don’t have all the information at this time. She might return to dance live here, we will keep you posted as we find out.”

The R&B singer, who is Toni Braxton’s sister, has been battling pneumonia for the past two weeks, according to TMZ.

While she had been putting up a good fight, Braxton’s condition got worse during Monday’s “DWTS” rehearsals, forcing her to miss the live show later that evening.

Earlier in Season 21, ABC decided that former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kim Zolciak-Biermann had to retire from the series after suffering from a mini-stroke that meant she couldn’t fly from Atlanta to appear in Los Angeles.

The rules of the competition state that “in the instance of illness or other health-related matters affecting their ability to participate,” contestants must withdraw, Bergeron explained when announcing Zolciak-Biermann’s elimination on Sept. 28.

Braxton, 38, previously joined her famous sisters for the WE tv reality show “Braxton Family Values,” which premiered in 2011.

For this week’s challenge, the remaining contestants had to pull off two performances including dancing show-stopping routines from Broadway, Vegas and touring shows.

“Dancing With the Stars” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC. 

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