“Dancing With the Stars” contestant Kim Zolciak found herself sporting a hospital gown instead of a dazzling ballroom ensemble after the Season 21 competitor suffered a “mini stroke.” The 37-year-old reality star revealed the alarming news on Instagram, sharing a selfie of herself hooked up to heart monitors.
“The last 24hrs have been [a] whirlwind!” Tony Dovolani’s dance partner captioned the startling image. “I landed yesterday morning from LAX (took the red eye right after 'DWTS') I got home and within minutes suffered a TIA (mini stroke).”
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star explained that the left side of her body “went completely numb” and her “speech was gone.” Luckily, friends and family members of Zolciak were able to think fast and quickly get the blond-haired beauty the medical help she needed.
Zolciak assured her fans that she’s feeling much better since being treated.
“I have 100% of my feeling back THANK GOD,” she said, adding that although she’s still in the hospital, she will be getting released on Thursday.”
The last 24hrs have been whirlwind! I landed yesterday morning from LAX (took the red eye right after… https://t.co/GhSY69Zie7
— Kim ZolciakBiermann (@Kimzolciak) September 24, 2015
But this begs the question: Will Zolciak be well enough to compete during Week 3 of the hit ABC reality series? Thus far, the TV star and her partner have survived two elimination rounds. And as more contestants get sent home, the Season 21 competition will only grow fiercer.
Zolciak, however, isn’t very concerned about getting the axe. During an interview with Us Weekly, following Monday night’s installment, that reality star dished that she’s more concerned with getting a toned derrière than getting the ballroom boot.
“I still don’t have buns of steel, I don’t know why!” she stated, revealing that her calves have gotten more defined since partaking on the dance show. “My calves might be strong but who cares about my calves? I need my butt to be buns of steel!”
“Dancing With the Stars” airs Monday and Tuesday night at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.