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Jeannie Mai Has Left ‘Dancing With The Stars’ After Being Hospitalized w/ Epiglottitis, a Potentially Life-Threatening Condition

Prayers are in order for Jeezy’s wife, Ms. Jeannie Mai, after reports surfaced that the daytime talk show host was forced to leave ‘Dancing With The Stars’ after being diagnosed with Epiglottitis. Epiglottitis is a very rare state only occurring to the 20,000 Americans annually and is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when the tissue protecting the windpipe becomes inflamed. Epiglottitis is commonly caused by an infection. The resulting inflammation causes swelling, which blocks air to the lungs.

Jeannie Mai issued the following statement on her status, noting,

“It saddens me that I will not be able to continue with the competition on ‘DWTS.’ My doctors discovered a health concern with my throat which requires immediate attention and surgery. I am heartbroken that my ‘DWTS’ journey has to end here. The last several weeks have been an amazing learning experience…I have pushed myself to new limits physically and mentally, and I am so proud of how far we’ve come. I can’t thank my partner Brandon enough for being so supportive and believing in me. I also want to thank MAI fans who voted every week and I wish everyone else in the competition the best of luck!”


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Hopefully, Jeannie Mai returns to full health ASAP.

Source: www.abcnews.go.com

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