Alexa PenaVega May Return to ‘Dancing With the Stars’ After Tamar Braxton Was Forced to Pull Out

Alexa PenaVega just may be back on the dance floor after Tamar Braxton, who suffered pulmonary embolisms in both lungs on Monday, was required to pull out of the Dancing With the Stars competition.

Monday was a little unusual on the hit ABC hit reality dance competition.

Tamar Braxton, 38, headed to the hospital prior to the live show, missing her first dance routine with partner Val Chmerkovskiy. She returned for her second routine later in the show, but it was obvious she was not well. It was later confirmed that she was suffering from more than pneumonia. In fact, her life was placed in danger by dancing with blood clots in both lungs.


It came as a shock when Alexa and her partner Mark Ballas were eliminated despite receiving two perfect scores for their routines that night.

Now producers are scrambling trying to decide what to do with the spot left open by Braxton.

“The producers are looking at all possibilities right now,” a DWTS insider told People magazine. “There is a possibility that Alexa could be reinstated.”


PenaVega received three perfect 10s from the judges on Monday after a moving routine that was inspired by her struggle with bulimia. Her Chicago-inspired routine with Bindi Irwin also garnered her perfect 10s.


Because of her elimination, viewers were not offered the opportunity to vote for PenaVega after her performances on Monday, so it is unclear how her return to the show would work.

Only time will tell who will join the remaining contestants, hubby Carlos PenaVega, Bindi Irwin, Nick Carter and French train heroAlex Skarlatos to vie for the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy.


What do you think? Should Alexa PenaVega return to Dancing With the Stars?


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