Kim Zolciak may have been forced to step away from the ballroom after suffering a health scare during Season 21 of "Dancing With the Stars," but could the reality TV star get one more shot to win the Mirror Ball trophy next year? Zolciak opened up in a new interview about her controversial exit from the show and also teased when viewers will see her back in the ballroom.
During an interview with E! Online, the 37-year-old mom of six revealed that she asked producers about letting her come back on the dancing competition show next year, but they shot down the idea.
"They said you can't because you've already learned the dances," Zolciak explained.
As previously reported, the “Don’t Be Tardy” star and her partner Tony Dovolani were sent home during Week 3 of the competition after she suffered a mini-stroke, or Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA). Zolciak was hospitalized and released a few days later but was not able to return to the show. Zolciak, however, will be back for this season's finale.
"Nobody's told me what I’m doing. I gave them kind of a suggestion," Zolciak told E! Online. "I just love everybody on the show, I love the whole network, so hopefully they’ll go with what I suggest!”
On Thursday, Zolciak opened up about her mini-stroke during an appearance on "Good Morning America.” The Bravo star said she was feeling better but slammed reports claiming she had faked her health scare.
"I think it’s sick that somebody would ever think that and some of the people that have said that, it just shows me their mentality,” she said. “I don’t think that many people would really fake a stroke."
It seems rumors that Zolciak "fibbed" her stroke started when talk show host Wendy Williams, who competed on "Dancing With the Stars" with Dovolani in 2011, told her audience that the reality star may have been looking for an excuse to get off the show.
Dovolani also responded to Williams' comments, telling reporters that Zolciak's TIA was "not fake."
"I was at the hospital," he said. "I know what happened."
“Dancing With the Stars” airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.