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Ailing Tamar Braxton exits 'Dancing with the Stars'

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tamar Braxton has taken herself out of the competition on "Dancing with the Stars" because of illness.

Series producer BBC Worldwide Productions said Wednesday that Braxton asked to withdraw from the ABC TV dance contest for medical reasons, which it did not specify.

On her Instagram account, Braxton wrote that she's been diagnosed with blood clots in her lungs and was announcing her departure from the show "with a heavy heart."

She's also dropping out as a guest singer with Kem's "Promise to Love" tour, she said.

Braxton is a co-host on "The Real" talk show and starred in the reality show "Braxton Family Values."

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