When Kim Zolciak was still a contestant on “Dancing With The Stars”, she suffered a mini-stroke which hospitalized her. Since, she was eliminated from the show, but as it turns out, the health scare might just have been a blessing in disguise.
She appeared on “Good Morning America” where she talked to host Michael Strahan about the stroke. She said that being hospitalized led her learning of a more serious health condition.
She said, “The minor TIA [transient ischemic attack] revealed that I have a PFO [parent foramen ovale], a hole in my heart that never closed.”
Zolciak also said that the stroke happened when a blood clot “was able to cross over through the hole.”
She said that now she’s feeling great, but she didn’t like that her time on the dancing competition had to come to an end. She said, “I love ‘Dancing With The Stars’, it’s been the best experience of my life.”
She was hospitalized in her home town of Atlanta, Georgia and was advised by her doctors not to fly. She was subsequently eliminated from the show, and afterward, she launched an online petition that received over 20,000 signatures demanding her return.
She added, “I feel like they could have done something via satellite. They’ve made exceptions in the past.”
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