Kim Zolciak recently suffered a mini stroke which landed her in the hospital and off of Dancing with the Stars. Because the Don’t Be Tardy star missed a week of the competition, she has been officially eliminated from Dancing with the Stars. Kim, however, did not lose hope, starting a petition which she shared through social media. Although the petition garnered an impressive number of signatures to get her back on the show, a new report assures that Kim will not be brought back.
Kim shared the link to the petition via Instagram explaining that she was cleared by doctors to dance, just not to fly. Therefore, Kim began rehearsing in hopes that she and dance partner Tony Dovolani could perform their dance in Atlanta via satellite. However, Dancing with the Stars declined which prompted Kim and Tony to start a petition.
It is now being confirmed by judge Carrie Ann Inaba that Kim will most definitely not return to the competition because simply, rules are rules. Carrie recently attended PETA’s 35th Anniversary Gala where she told Us Weekly, “Well, I’ve always loved somebody who doesn’t give up, okay? I think that that’s a wonderful spirit to have. You should never give up. However, I also like rules, and our rules say that she has to be out. I think that it would be unfair for the other competitors if she came back because she did not compete, and it’s like she got a week to rest.”
Carrie added, “Our show is tough, so having a week to rest could make a huge difference in the future for competitions. So, I kind of think that it’s okay the way it is and I wish her well, though, and I’m very glad to hear that she’s doing well health-wise.”
Former DWTS pro Kym Johnson also commented on Kim’s elimination saying, “It’s unfortunate what happened with Kim. That’s never happened before! It was quite surprising. But you know, that’s the rules and unfortunately for Tony, he’s also out, but her health comes first and I guess she’s got to take care of that.”
It looks like Kim is out for good!
Are you sad Kim was eliminated from DWTS??