Jeannie Mai is recovering from emergency surgery after being diagnosed with epiglottitis. On Monday, The Real cohost shared an update from her hospital bed.
“Absolutely devastated that my journey on Dancing With The Stars has to end this way. I found out that I have a throat abscess where my tonsils and my throat had gotten so infected that it started permeating to the rest of the areas behind my neck and my ears that I had to get emergency surgery which is why I am here now.” Said the television host.
DWTS show host Tyra Banks introduced the video Mai filmed from her hospital room after sharing few words with the viewers.
“I have some sad news. Jeannie Mai had emergency surgery last night and she’s in recovery. She’s doing well. However, she’s had to withdraw from this competition. And she shared her emotional story from her hospital room. She did that for you. She really wants you to see that, and you’re going to be able to see that a bit later. Now, due to Jeannie dropping out, we will not have a double elimination tonight. But one couple will go home,” Banks said.
After the surgery, Mai was told that “everything went great” While also being told her ‘throat would have closed up’ if she ‘had waited one more day.’
We wish Jeannie Mai a speedy recovery.
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