Kim Zolciak has been eliminated from Dancing With the Stars due to her recent stroke, which rendered her incapable of physically appearing on the show on Monday.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta had suffered a mini-stroke after appearing on the show last Wednesday. She was in hospital until weekend.
Zolciak appeared on Monday’s DWTS from Atlanta via Skype, where she explained that a blood clot was responsible for her stroke. She also said that doctors would not allow her to fly from Atlanta to Los Angeles until next week.
Now according to the rules of DWTS, a contestant is automatically eliminated if he or she cannot appear on the show in person due to illness, injury or some other injury. With that, show host Tom Bergeron told her that she ‘must withdraw.’
Her partner, Tony Dovolani, indicated that he would appeal, but Bergeron made it clear that he would lose as ‘the rules are the rules.’
Zolciak is not going down without a fight though, as she is vigorously campaigning on Twitter to get the DWTS execs to change their mind.
Watch the video of the announcement below.
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