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Amanda Michelle Steiner
September 29, 2015 AT 12:19 PM EDT

Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak-Biermann was forced to officially withdraw from Dancing With the Stars on Monday after being unable to travel to Los Angeles to perform.

During Monday’s broadcast, the reality star explained over Skype that her doctor had not yet cleared her to fly following the ministroke (or transient ischemic attack) she suffered last week, which led to a three-day hospitalization. 

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Host Tom Bergeron explained that the rules of the competition state that contestants must be disqualified “in the instance of illness or other health-related matters affecting their ability to participate.” 

“I practiced for hours Saturday I was so excited to be there tonight!” Zolciak-Biermann captioned an Instagram video of herself performing her planned I Dream of Jeannie routine with pro partner Tony Dovolani. “I just needed a few more days and then I’m cleared to fly! #ImReallySad #ImStrong.” 


For more from Monday’s DWTS, check out our full recap.

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