Kim launched a petition last night.
Sign This petition to bring @tonydovolani and me back. I was cleared to dance on Friday when I was discharged from the hospital, so Saturday morning I was up rehearsing not even 12 hrs after. I had no restrictions BUT flying until today. Yes the timing sucked but ultimately my health is first. I wanted to dance here in ATL via satellite 😏 last night I can dance I just couldn’t fly. I’m forever grateful for my dance partner @tonydovolani who has always supported me and All Of you my amazing fans!!!!!!!! Regardless I’ll be dancing my ass off at the finale 😘 copy and paste link http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-kim-tony
As of this writing, she has 18,048 signatures.
It is rather odd that the judges couldn’t use Kim’s taped performance since they’ve done that in the past (with Melissa Rycroft in season 15). I do wonder, though, is it the greatest idea for her to be commuting across the country and dancing right now? It just seems like a lot to handle after suffering a series of mini-strokes, but if Kim’s doctors have now cleared her to travel, then it must be okay. They’ve already cleared her to dance.
It’ll be interesting to see how this all ends up. How would ‘Dancing with the Stars’ bring Kim back? If they did bring her back, then they’d have to add in a double elimination episode to end the show on the scheduled date. Here’s a link to Kim’s petition. Will you sign?
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