Jeannie Mai exits 'Dancing With the Stars' early over immediate health concerns

Jeannie Mai's Dancing With the Stars journey has abruptly come to an end. The ABC dance competition announced the news Monday morning that Mai and her DWTS pro partner, Brandon Armstrong, would no longer be competing on the show after the 41-year-old TV host was hospitalized.

"Jeannie Mai will not be able to continue to compete on #DWTS this season due to a health concern that requires immediate attention," the official DWTS Twitter account shared. "Jeannie has inspired us, along with millions of fans, with her energy and dedication. We wish her a full and speedy recovery."

As for how the competition will proceed, the tweet continued, "Since Jeannie had to withdraw from the competition, tonight’s show will feature the eight remaining couples and a single elimination."

According to ABC News, Mai has been diagnosed with epiglottis, a potentially life threatening inflammatory condition that can cause swelling and block airflow to the lungs, according to the Mayo Clinic.

"My doctors discovered a health concern with my throat which requires immediate attention and surgery," she told Good Morning America in a statement. "I am heartbroken that my DWTS journey has to end here."