Tamar Braxton quits 'Dancing With the Stars' due to 'serious' health issues

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Tamar Braxton will have to give up her shot at the mirrorball trophy on this season's Dancing With the Stars.

The 38-year-old singer announced she's dropping out of the competition on Wednesday morning due to health issues, including blood clots in her lungs.

"With a heavy heart I regret to inform you that my season of #dwts has to come to an end along with the rest of my tour dates with @musicbykem," she Instagrammed alongside a picture of her lying in a hospital bed with her pro partner, Val Chmerkovskiy. "After yesterday's final #dwts performance I went back to the hospital (after the doctors didn't want me to leave in the first place) only to find out that I don't have pneumonia but something way more serious and that is having several P.E.'s (blood clots in both sides of my lungs)."

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"As you all know I will be the first to always encourage anyone to push through any obstacle that comes along one's way. But in this case, my health is my current obstacle," she added. "And in TRUE #tamartian form I must go about this the exact same way as I would anything else. I woke up to a mirror and saw myself this morning and that makes me the winner because that almost wasn't the case. Take care of yourselves... I love you and thank you ALL for your support❤️ p.s. Big hugs and kisses to my boo @iamvalc for being beyond a friend, brother and the BEST partner EVER."

Braxton was hospitalized during Monday's rehearsals, for what Chmerkovskiy said was pneumonia. She missed most of Monday night's live show due to her illness, but was not eliminated from the competition after making a last-minute return 20 minutes before the end of the episode.

"You just saw a person that shouldn't have been here and was here because she felt bad for her partner," Chmerkovskiy, who was visibly emotional, said of Braxton's obvious fatigue. "I feel really bad because it shouldn't be like that. It should be a fun journey."

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DANCING WITH THE STARS - Episode 2104 - Each celebrity set out to leave a lasting impression with their dances as they commemorated their most memorable year on 'Dancing with the Stars' LIVE on MONDAY, OCTOBER 5 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Each couple danced to a song of the celebrity's choosing that encompassed a memorable time, or truly incredible experience in their life. These heartfelt performances showcased some of the most exciting choreography and emotionally powerful routines of the season yet. At the end of evening, one couple was eliminated from the ballroom competition. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) HAYES GRIER, EMMA SLATER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Episode 2104 - Each celebrity set out to leave a lasting impression with their dances as they commemorated their most memorable year on 'Dancing with the Stars' LIVE on MONDAY, OCTOBER 5 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Each couple danced to a song of the celebrity's choosing that encompassed a memorable time, or truly incredible experience in their life. These heartfelt performances showcased some of the most exciting choreography and emotionally powerful routines of the season yet. At the end of evening, one couple was eliminated from the ballroom competition. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) ALLISON HOLKER, ANDY GRAMMER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Episode 2104 - Each celebrity set out to leave a lasting impression with their dances as they commemorated their most memorable year on 'Dancing with the Stars' LIVE on MONDAY, OCTOBER 5 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Each couple danced to a song of the celebrity's choosing that encompassed a memorable time, or truly incredible experience in their life. These heartfelt performances showcased some of the most exciting choreography and emotionally powerful routines of the season yet. At the end of evening, one couple was eliminated from the ballroom competition. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) BINDI IRWIN, DEREK HOUGH
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Episode 2102A - The couples geared up for one of the toughest weeks of the competition this season with two live shows and a double elimination. The couples danced another dance to a song that the pro dancer chose that reminded them of where they grew up, on Dancing with the Stars, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Episode 2102A - The couples geared up for one of the toughest weeks of the competition this season with two live shows and a double elimination. The couples danced another dance to a song that the pro dancer chose that reminded them of where they grew up, on Dancing with the Stars, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Episode 2102A - The couples geared up for one of the toughest weeks of the competition this season with two live shows and a double elimination. The couples danced another dance to a song that the pro dancer chose that reminded them of where they grew up, on Dancing with the Stars, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Episode 2102A - The couples geared up for one of the toughest weeks of the competition this season with two live shows and a double elimination. The couples danced another dance to a song that the pro dancer chose that reminded them of where they grew up, on Dancing with the Stars, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Episode 2102A - The couples geared up for one of the toughest weeks of the competition this season with two live shows and a double elimination. The couples danced another dance to a song that the pro dancer chose that reminded them of where they grew up, on Dancing with the Stars, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Episode 2102A - The couples geared up for one of the toughest weeks of the competition this season with two live shows and a double elimination. The couples danced another dance to a song that the pro dancer chose that reminded them of where they grew up, on Dancing with the Stars, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Episode 2102A - The couples geared up for one of the toughest weeks of the competition this season with two live shows and a double elimination. The couples danced another dance to a song that the pro dancer chose that reminded them of where they grew up, on Dancing with the Stars, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Episode 2102 - The couples geared up for one of the toughest weeks of the competition this season with two live shows and a double elimination. In 'Hometown Glory' night, each couple danced two new dance styles to songs that reminded the celebrity and pro dancer of the places that shaped who they are today. At the end of the night, the couple with the lowest combined judges and viewer votes from last week was eliminated, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Episode 2102 - The couples geared up for one of the toughest weeks of the competition this season with two live shows and a double elimination. In 'Hometown Glory' night, each couple danced two new dance styles to songs that reminded the celebrity and pro dancer of the places that shaped who they are today. At the end of the night, the couple with the lowest combined judges and viewer votes from last week was eliminated, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Episode 2102 - The couples geared up for one of the toughest weeks of the competition this season with two live shows and a double elimination. In 'Hometown Glory' night, each couple danced two new dance styles to songs that reminded the celebrity and pro dancer of the places that shaped who they are today. At the end of the night, the couple with the lowest combined judges and viewer votes from last week was eliminated, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Episode 2102 - The couples geared up for one of the toughest weeks of the competition this season with two live shows and a double elimination. In 'Hometown Glory' night, each couple danced two new dance styles to songs that reminded the celebrity and pro dancer of the places that shaped who they are today. At the end of the night, the couple with the lowest combined judges and viewer votes from last week was eliminated, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Episode 2102 - The couples geared up for one of the toughest weeks of the competition this season with two live shows and a double elimination. In 'Hometown Glory' night, each couple danced two new dance styles to songs that reminded the celebrity and pro dancer of the places that shaped who they are today. At the end of the night, the couple with the lowest combined judges and viewer votes from last week was eliminated, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Episode 2102 - The couples geared up for one of the toughest weeks of the competition this season with two live shows and a double elimination. In 'Hometown Glory' night, each couple danced two new dance styles to songs that reminded the celebrity and pro dancer of the places that shaped who they are today. At the end of the night, the couple with the lowest combined judges and viewer votes from last week was eliminated, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2101' -- 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with an all-new celebrity cast ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, LIVE, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2101' -- 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with an all-new celebrity cast ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, LIVE, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2101' -- 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with an all-new celebrity cast ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, LIVE, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2101' -- 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with an all-new celebrity cast ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, LIVE, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2101' -- 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with an all-new celebrity cast ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, LIVE, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)
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On Tuesday, he showed his support for his struggling partner.

"Now that's the Tamar I know. The one I call my friend," Chmerkovskiy Instagrammed. "And after tonight will forever call my family. I love you with all my heart, and will always have your back. #teamvalentay @tamarbraxtonher."

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Braxton is not the only contestant this season that's been forced to withdraw from the competition due to health reasons. Kim Zolciak withdrew in September after she said she suffered a blood clot that caused a "mini-stroke."

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