One of the celebrity contestants on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” was temporarily paralyzed after suffering what is being described as a “mini-stroke” just hours after her appearance.
TMZ.com reports that Kim Zolciak suffered a TIA — a transient ischemic attack, or mini-stroke — soon after landing in her home town of Atlanta Wednesday morning following her flight back from her “DWTS” appearance.
People magazine notes that Zolciak wrote on her Instagram account: “The last 24hrs have been whirlwind! I landed yesterday morning from LAX (took the red eye right after DWTS) I got home and within minutes suffered a TIA (mini stroke) the left side of my body went completely numb and my speech was gone.”
TMZ adds: “It’s unclear if this has any connection, but she said on ‘DWTS’ she received a Botox injection Monday, just before appearing on the show.”
Zolciak, 37, was hospitalized in Atlanta, and was reportedly back to 100% following the incident. She used Instagram to post a selfie taken in her hospital bed, which you can see below.
Zolciak, who also goes by Kim Zolciak-Biermann, is known for her role as one of the original stars of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” and stars on the spinoff series “Don’t Be Tardy.” She’s paired with dancer Tony Dovolani on season 21 of “DWTS.”