Please join us in sending immediate well wishes along with lots of love to The Real co host Jeannie Mae as a recent announcement has been made confirming her exit from Dancing With The Stars due to a serious health matter!
According to Entertainment Weekly, the announcement was made on Monday morning by a representative of DWTST stating that Jeannie and her dance partner Brandon Armstrong would no longer be able to participate within the show’s current season.
“Jeannie Mai will not be able to continue to compete on #DWTS this season due to a health concern that requires immediate attention,” reads a tweet from DWTS Twitter.
“Jeannie has inspired us, along with millions of fans, with her energy and dedication. We wish her a full and speedy recovery.”
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. pic.twitter.com/HTgkhC5tXt
— Dancing with the Stars #DWTS (@DancingABC) November 2, 2020
Reports from ABC news confirm that Jeannie had been recently diagnosed with epiglottis, which is described as being a completely life altering inflammatory condition that causes swelling and blockage of airflow to the lungs.
Jeannie has come forward to state, “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!”