Jeannie Mai is still heartbroken over having to withdraw from Dancing With The Stars.
The 41-year-old talk show host revealed earlier today that she was forced to drop out of the competition after being hospitalized with a serious condition.
As the show started tonight (November 2), Jeannie shared a pic from the hospital where she currently is.
“I would never imagine ever having to write this, but I made it safely out of my emergency surgery,” Jeannie told her fans, as she was surrounded by a few balloons in her room. “I will be forever grateful to Dr. Nasseri who identified my potentially life-threatening condition.”
She adds, “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.”
Jeannie also shared a sweet note to her partner, Brandon Armstrong: “I’m sorry you don’t get to make fun of my moves anymore while I share my life gems on how to be a grown up🤭🤪 Love u so much lil bro, and will ALWAYS cherish the memories we made!!!”
Jeannie revealed earlier today that she had been diagnosed with epiglottis, which is a potentially life-threatening inflammatory condition that can cause swelling and block airflow to the lungs.