Jeannie Mai Leaves ‘Dancing With The Stars’ After Life Threatening Diagnosis

Jeannie Mai Was Diagnosed With A Throat Abscess Causing Her To Have To Leave ‘DWTS.’


Stephanie Joseph

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: November 3rd, 2020 6:14 pm pst

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Jeannie Mai and her Dancing With The Stars partner, Brandon Armstrong’s time on the show has unfortunately come to an end after she was hospitalized for a life threatening throat abscess.

Jeannie shared in a post that it all started as a sore throat until she went to her doctor and discovered that it was a dangerous infection that had already closed 60% of her airway. She said that the infection became a throat abscess that spread in a matter of 3 days. Her doctor even said that if she would have waited one more day, her throat would have closed.

Jeannie Mai also updated her followers on the post, sharing that she underwent emergency surgery that went successful and she is now recovering although she is very sad to have to end her time on DWTS.

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I would never imagine ever having to write this, but I made it safely out of my emergency surgery. I will be forever grateful to Dr. Nasseri who identified my potentially life-threatening condition. What simply started as a sore throat had unbeknownst to me become a dangerous infection that already closed at least 60% of my airway and resulted in a throat abscess that spread in a matter of 3 days. Although I am grateful to be recovering safely, I can’t lie… I am devastated by the fact that my journey with #DWTS will end this way 🥺😞 Dancing on this show has been the most exhilarating adventure. I’ve gained both beautiful friendships and loving supporters. To my partner, @Brandonarmstrong, I’m sorry you don’t get to make fun of my moves anymore while I gift you life gems on how to be a grown up🤭🤪 Love u so much lil bro, and will ALWAYS cherish the memories we made!!! And more good news? My thumbs still work hunnay, so I can spread my 20 votes across these final 8 superstar teams!!! Please everyone, TONIGHT watch for your fave #DWTS couple killen it in the ballroom cuz #TeamDreamofJeannie, we gotta share our love and VOTE!!! #TeamReachForTheSkai #TeamSellingIt #TeamLOCOmotion #TeamBriJo #TeamWillYouAcceptThisDance #TeamPrettyMessedUp #TeamBeNeevers #TeamDaNelly LEGGGGGO💯‼

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Later, she also shared this sweet video from Monday night’s episode of Dancing With The Stars. In the video, Jeannie shares a message from the hospital and we get to see some clips from her time on the show while she shares her emotional journey of getting to where she is today, which she’s been very vocal about on the show. Everyone in the building on Monday night’s episode seemed to get a bit emotional as Tyra Banks wished her well and complemented Brandon.

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for the beautiful message to me and the unforgettable experience of a lifetime 🖤 #DWTS #TeamDreamofJeannie

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Jeannie was awesome on the show and her story is so powerful! I’m sad to see her go but I’m glad that her condition was caught in time and that she is recovering.

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About The Author:

Stephanie Joseph is from Rancho Cucamonga, California and attends the University of La Verne. She is pursuing a degree in broadcast journalism and hopes to become a pop culture news host one day. Her favorite topic to write about is all things reality tv, especially the Real Housewives.

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