Jeannie Mai had to end her Dancing With the Stars journey after she was hospitalized.
The long-running dance competition announced on Monday morning that the 41-year-old TV host and her partner Brandon Armstrong, won’t be competing anymore.
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Jeannie Mai will not be able to continue to compete on #DWTS this season due to a health concern that requires immediate attention. Jeannie has inspired us, along with millions of fans, with her energy and dedication. We wish her a full and speedy recovery. Since Jeannie had to withdraw from the competition, tonight’s show will feature the eight remaining couples and a single elimination.
The DWTS made an official statement through their official Twitter account that stated, “Jeannie Mai will not be able to continue to compete on #DWTS this season due to a health concern that requires immediate attention. Jeannie has inspired us, along with millions of fans, with her energy and dedication. We wish her a full and speedy recovery.”
They added, “Since Jeannie had to withdraw from the competition, tonight’s show will feature the eight remaining couples and a single elimination.”
According to a statement Mai shared via ET about her health condition, “It saddens me that I will not be able to continue with the competition on DWTS. My doctors discovered a health concern with my throat which requires immediate attention and surgery. I am heartbroken that my DWTS journey has to end here. The last several weeks have been an amazing learning experience. I have pushed myself to new limits physically and mentally, and I am so proud of how far we’ve come. I can’t thank my partner Brandon [Armstrong] enough for being so supportive and believing in me. I also want to thank MAI fans who voted every week and I wish everyone else in the competition the best of luck!”
ABC News reported that Mai has epiglottis.
On the other hand, Armstrong mentioned during an interview with Good Morning America, “We are devastated by the news that we’re going to have to cut this season short, but Jeannie’s health does come first. Thank you to all the fans that have helped get us this far and we are praying for a speedy recovery for Jeannie.”
Only last week, Mai told ET, “I think that when you dance, there’s a part of what you do on the stage that allows you to take it into your personal life. Whether it’s the confidence, or getting out of your anxiety quickly, or focusing and learning how to get your mental power to command your body to do whatever you want… whatever it may be, I’m going to definitely make sure that what I learn from Dancing With the Stars will translate into my regular life because it’s such a fun experience.”
Get well soon, Mai.