11 Celebrities Who Quit Dancing With the Stars

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Dancing with the Stars is one of the longest running reality series with 23 full seasons (and counting) under its belt. The ABC dance reality competition started back in 2005 and has featured just under 280 celebrities so far! Not surprisingly, sometimes things don’t go as planned and celebrities either drop out at the last minute, are disqualified for missing a show or are forced to resign due to an injury. Season 24 is set to premiere on March 20, so in anticipation of that, here’s a look back at 11 celebrities who quit Dancing with the Stars.

11. Tamar Braxton

Tamar Braxton made sure never to miss a show in order to avoid being disqualified, even when she was being rushed to the hospital! Unfortunately, the next day she was forced to face the facts and The Real co-host and singer announced she would be withdrawing from the competition after she discovered pulmonary embolisms in her lungs. She shared the news on her Instagram account: “With a Heavy heart I regret to inform you that my season of #dwts has to come to an end along with the rest of my tour dates with @musicbykem.”

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10. Kim Zolciak-Biermann

The Don’t Be Tardy reality star was disqualified from Dancing with the Stars before she could even withdraw! She missed out on a performance when her doctor would not let her fly from Atlanta to Los Angeles after she suffered a mini-stroke. Many fans were shocked at the ruthless disqualification that clearly was out of the former Housewife’s hands, so much so that they started a campaign to get her back on the show. Sadly, it was unsuccessful which is probably for the best because a few weeks later she underwent heart surgery.