Last night Tony Dovolani was one of the people on twitter fighting for another chance for himself and Kim Zolciak on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ It was announced on live TV that she would be dropped from the competition because she was unable to perform live on the show. Kim had a tape from a dance rehearsal she did with Tony on Saturday after being discharged from the hospital, but she was still eliminated, although injured competitors have been allowed to submit tapes of rehearsal in lieu of a live performance in the past. Now Tony is speaking out on the decision.
Here’s Tony’s tweet:
— Tony Dovolani (@TonyDovolani) September 29, 2015
Tony explained what happened:
We took the red eye home [to Atlanta] and we parted ways. I went to get my rental car and she headed home. And just as I was checking into my hotel, I got a text saying, ‘I’m checking myself into the hospital.’ “I went to the hospital and I stayed by her side for around nine hours, her husband showed up right away. And I was at the hospital with her for three days, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and then she got discharged on Friday and we danced on Saturday. We did the whole dance and I have video to prove it!”
Kim posted some video from their rehearsal on Instagram. Tony explained that doctors cleared Kim to dance: their concern was with her flying.
However, it looks like it wasn’t just the producers who got involved in the decision-making.
I think the producers were fighting until the last minute to keep us in the competition. I want to continue so bad it’s not even funny. That’s why I put a tweet out there saying, ‘Bring us back!’ The producers want us back, I want to be back, Kim wants to be back — so the only people they needed to convince was the lawyers.”
Tony said he supported Kim’s decision not to fly out to LA for last night’s show.
She did the right thing. It’s her health and she’s got six kids and her husband to think about. I’m really happy for her that she’s taking care of herself, but I’m sad to be out of the competition. “She was showing signs of improvement!”
Ah, the lawyers. That may explain Tony’s tweet that followed a couple of hours after his “Bring us back!” tweet:
Thank you to all of our fans who supported us through this journey. We all appreciate all that u have done and keeping us in it this long. — Tony Dovolani (@TonyDovolani) September 29, 2015
It’s too bad. I wonder how long it will be before Kim can safely fly again? It seems like if they clear her to fly by next week or so, then perhaps that should be taken into consideration.
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